Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion: A Review of Research and Clinical Practices

Patrick G. Chan, Akshay Kumar, Kathirvel Subramaniam & Pablo G. Sanchez
End-stage lung disease is ultimately treated with lung transplantation. However, there is a paucity of organs with an increasing number of patients being diagnosed with end-stage lung disease. Ex vivo lung perfusion has emerged as a potential tool to assess the quality and to recondition marginal donor lungs prior to transplantation with the goal of increasing the donor pool. This technology has shown promise with similar results compared with the conventional technique of cold static...
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