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Functional Assessment of the Donor Heart During Ex Situ Perfusion: Insights from Pressure-Volume Loops and Surface Echocardiography

DOI :

10.3791/63945-v

October 11th, 2022

October 11th, 2022

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1Laboratory of Preclinical Research, Department of Research and Innovation, Groupe Hospitalier Paris Saint Joseph, 2Inserm UMR S 999, Pulmonary Hypertension: Pathophysiology and Novel Therapies, Marie Lannelongue Hospital, Groupe Hospitalier Paris Saint Joseph, 3Department of Cardiac Surgery, Marie Lannelongue Hospital

A reliable noninvasive approach for functional assessment of the donor heart during normothermic ex situ heart perfusion (NESP) is lacking. We herein describe a protocol for ex situ assessment of myocardial performance using the epicardial echocardiography and conductance catheter method.

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