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Organ preservation with the organ care system

Ruhi Yeter, Michael Hübler, Miralem Pasic, Roland Hetzer, Christoph Knosalla
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
[Applied Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology 15: 207-212, 2011]


Clinical heart transplantation is limited by the shortage of donor organs. The recent development of new donor organ maintenance systems may help to increase the utilization of available organs. This article reviews current experience with the Organ Care system for heart preservation.

Key words: organ preservation, warm preservation, heart donor, heart transplantation

Correspondence address
Christoph Knosalla, MD, PhD
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1
13353 Berlin
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