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Outcome of the post cardiac valve replacement in paediatrics

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Joseph Costa, Sowmyashree Sreekanth, Alex Kossar, Kashif Raza, Hilary Robbins, Lori Shah, Joshua R Sonett, Selim Arcasoy, Frank D'Ovidio
OBJECTIVES: End-stage lung disease continues to rise despite the lack of suitable lung donors, limiting the numbers of lung transplants performed each year. Expanded donor criteria, use of donation after cardiac death donors and the advent of ex vivo lung perfusion have resulted only in a slight increase in donor lung utilization. Organ donors with prior cardiac surgery (DPCS) present risks and technical challenges; however, they may be a potential source of suitable lung allografts with an experienced procurement surgeon...
May 4, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
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