Post Complete Cardiac Death Organ Donation with Zeraatian Technique

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Donation after cardiac death (DCD) is a method of organ transplantation where organs are retrieved from a deceased donor shortly after their heart has stopped beating. This differs from donation after brain death (DBD), where organs are retrieved from donors declared brain dead but with a beating heart. DCD donors are typically patients with irreversible brain damage but still have some residual cardiac function. 

The process involves withdrawing life-sustaining treatments, and once the heart stops beating, there's a short period (usually a few minutes) to retrieve organs before they become unusable. DCD has been an important source of organs for transplantation, but it presents ethical and logistical challenges due to the potentially shorter preservation time for the organs. 

tags: Abolfazl Gholami Mitral Hesami moghadam Yazdan Shafi Khani cardiac death organ donation Zeraatian Technique video case cardiac surgery


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