Cold-Warm-Cold Lung Preservation Extends Transplant Window | Medpage Today

by Salynn Boyles, Contributing Writer

November 20, 2016

When harvested donor lungs were chilled, then warmed with ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), and then chilled again, the average preservation time prior to transplant was more than doubled with no impact on recipient outcomes, researchers said.

Roughly 100 patients transplanted at Toronto General Hospital have received lungs preserved with this protocol over the past 10 years. The average preservation time prior to transplant in these patients was well over 12 hours, according to a report appearing in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine,

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