Stamp N.L.,Royal Perth Hopsital |
Shah A.,Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Service |
Vincent V.,Clinical Perfusion |
Wright B.,Clinical Perfusion |
And 6 more authors.
Heart Lung and Circulation | Year: 2015
We report the successful transplantation of a heart following an out-of-body time of 611. minutes into a recipient with dilated cardiomyopathy and left ventricular assist device implant. Patients: Our patient was urgently waiting for a cardiac transplant whilst receiving LVAD support. Recurrent VF and repeated AICD shocks necessitated this action. Results: Although requiring ECMO and inotropic support in the first 17. hours post-transplant, the patient was discharged from hospital on day 15 post-transplant with normal cardiac function. Conclusion: We report some of the salient points of the process and discuss the utility of this technology to an Australian transplant unit. © 2015. Source