Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support in donors may contribute in preserving proper haemodynamics and systemic perfusion during organ retrieval thus decreasing the risk of multiple organ injury. This is an option to expand the current organ supply. We report on intra-abdominal organs procurement strategy in a selected LVAD recipient who suffered a fatal cerebrovascular accident at the time of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The liver and kidneys grafts have been successfully transplanted.

Multiple organ retrieval in a brain dead left ventricular assist device donor

Loforte A.;Odaldi F.;Berardi M.;Boschi S.;Potena L.;Gliozzi G.;Cavalli G. G.;Ravaioli M.;Cescon M.;Pacini D.
2021

Abstract

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) support in donors may contribute in preserving proper haemodynamics and systemic perfusion during organ retrieval thus decreasing the risk of multiple organ injury. This is an option to expand the current organ supply. We report on intra-abdominal organs procurement strategy in a selected LVAD recipient who suffered a fatal cerebrovascular accident at the time of COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The liver and kidneys grafts have been successfully transplanted.
JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS
Loforte A.; Odaldi F.; Berardi M.; Boschi S.; Potena L.; Gliozzi G.; Cavalli G.G.; Ravaioli M.; Cescon M.; Pacini D.
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