Heart transplants are revolutionized in the US

Since they began experimenting with the heart transplants , in the years of 1967, the procedure has practically not changed: the organ is removed from the donor's body, a chemical is injected to stop it, and it is placed in a cooler to transport it. This routine ensures that the heart will remain functional for no more than six hours. That is why it becomes a race against time since the heart begins to lose viability, and the recipient may be prone to death or suffering heart diseases .

After four decades that rustic procedure can be improved. The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) along with other schools conduct experiments with new urn what does circulate the blood of the donor by the heart so that it continues beating while being transferred from one hospital to another, this ensures that the organ is maintained in better conditions and the risk of conditions decreases.

In the opinion of experts, this technology has already given some satisfactory and encouraging results, and although it is still in the process of experimentation, if the new technology achieves preserve the heart For a longer time, it could revolutionize this branch of medicine.


Video Medicine: Heart in a Box: UCLA patient's life-saving donor heart arrives 'warm and beating' inside box (September 2022).