Overview and future practice patterns in cardiac and pulmonary preservation

John V. Conte, William A. Baumgartner

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Heart and lung transplantation have become standard therapy for many patients with end-stage heart and lung disease. Successful transplantation requires preservation of allografts until they can be implanted and reperfused. In the decades since the transplantation of thoracic organs became a clinical reality, many advances have been made in preoperative donor management, procurement, and preservation techniques. This article summarizes the state of the art in heart and lung preservation and review some of the areas of current research that may lead to improvements in preservation techniques in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-107
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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