Towards an integrated protection of heart grafts

Academic Article


  • In an attempt to provide a consistent protection of cardiac allografts during the sequence of events inherent in transplantation procedures, we developed two preservation solutions of which one is used for initial arrest, storage and cardioplegia during graft implantation, whereas the other serves as initial reperfusate. The formulations of these solutions are closely interrelated and their design has integrated the basic principles of organ preservation with those of myocardium-specific metabolism. Based upon experimental studies in the isolated rat heart model, this integrated approach has yielded better functional recoveries than conventional preservation protocols.
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    Author List

  • Menasche P; Pradier F; Peynet J; Grousset C; Mouas C; Bloch G; Piwnica A
  • Start Page

  • 2006
  • End Page

  • 2008
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 41