The heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, and pancreas of 34 mongrel dogs were removed en bloc and preserved ex vivo for periods up to 22 hours. The organs were perfused with warm blood pumped and oxygenated by their own heart and lungs. The only mechanical device used was a standard respirator connected to the transected trachea. In group 1 (n = 28), the surgical technique and the metabolic management of this model was improved. In group 2 (n = 6) the organs were preserved in a standardized fashion for a six-hour period, and hemodynamics, biochemical, and pathological parameters were evaluated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
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