Medical Daily | Angela Tala
The ex vivo technique uses oxygen, nutrients, and antibiotics, to assess and recondition donor lungs outside the body prior to transplantation.
The authors said that the “ev vivo” or outside-the-body approach involved removing lungs from a deceased donor, then enclosing them inside a transparent dome and connecting them to a cardiopulmonary pump and a ventilator.
The two women that received the transplanted ex vivo lungs were both from the New York metro area. One was age 59 and the other 60.
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