Exvivo Heart Lung Perfusion

From: Mayo Clinic News Network

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Joining us today to discuss ex vivo heart and lung perfusion is Mauricio A. Villavicencio Theoduloz, M.D., associate professor of surgery and director of heart and lung at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Villavicencio Theoduloz is a leader in heart transplantation. Tune in to learn more about ex vivo heart and lung perfusion. 

Specific topics discussed:
• What major advantages has ex vivo heart perfusion compared to cold storage? Any for the lungs?
• How can you tell a heart is placed in ex vivo heart perfusion is a good heart? What about for lungs?
• Are there any therapies that can be applied during the perfusion of the heart and the lungs?
• Is there any special advantages for the type of patients that come to the Mayo Clinic?