Normothermic Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Technology: Current Treatment Regimens for Preservation
Among potential alternatives to address this issue, ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) has emerged as a modern preservation technique that allows for more accurate lung assessment and also improvement of lung function. Its application in high-risk donor lungs has been successful and resulted in safe expansion of the donor pool. The presenter of this conference is the national principal investigator on several trials using ex vivo lung perfusion platforms to increase donor yield and quality. He is credited with the first “breathing lung transplantation” in 2014. This advancement and new technology can potentially lead to resolution of a major concern in organ procurement and transplant.
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