Ex vivo lung perfusion review of a revolutionary technology
Department of Medicine, Palliative Care Division
Respiratory System | Surgical Procedures, Operative | Translational Medical Research
Donor lung shortage has been the main reason to the increasing number of patients waiting for lung transplant. Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) is widely expanding technology to assess and prepare the lungs who are considered marginal for transplantation. the outcomes are encouraging and comparable to the lungs transplanted according to the standard criteria. in this article, we will discuss the history of development, the techniques and protocols of ex vivo, and the logics and rationales for ex vivo use.
Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), ex vivo, lung reconditioning, lung transplant
DOI of Published Version
Ann Transl Med. 2017 Sep;5(17):343. doi: 10.21037/atm.2017.07.17. Link to article on publisher's site
Annals of translational medicine
Makdisi, George; Makdisi, Tony; Jarmi, Tambi; and Caldeira, Christiano C., "Ex vivo lung perfusion review of a revolutionary technology" (2017). Open Access Articles. 3249.