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The Alliance Advancement Series
NRP-DCD Heart Transplantation: An Innovative Approach to Expanding Donor Access

Presented on: Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Some transplant centers are working from the ground up and are unsure of how to best implement a successful DCD-NRP program. Bearing this in mind, we will be joined by Dr. Brian Lima from the Medical City Heart Hospital in Dallas who will review the fundamentals of Donation after Brain Death (DBD) vs. Donation After Circulatory Determination of Death (DCDD). He will provide a comprehensive overview of the surgical and logistical basics of the NRP-DCD approach and will highlight the potential benefits from the transplant perspective. Ultimately, during this discussion, we will explore effective strategies for the implementation process, while evaluating the successes, challenges, and potential opportunities for improvement as it relates to DCD-NRP for donor heart transplantation.

  • Identify the core differences between DBD and DCD donor heart transplantation.
  • Explain the fundamentals of the DCD-NRP surgical approach.
  • Describe the steps involved in implementing the DCD-NRP approach at a transplant center or organization.
  • List the potential benefits of establishing a DCD-NRP program, including shorter wait list time and increased donor heart access.
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Brian Lima
Surgical Director of Heart Transplantation & Mechanical Circulatory Support
Medical City Heart Hospital, Dallas TX
Pratik Patel
Moderator, Speaker
Pratik Patel
Global Product Management, Sr. Manager
Paragonix Technologies

Members of the donation and transplantation community serving diverse populations to include administrators, coordinators, physicians, nurses, surgeons, managers, quality improvement specialists, social workers, and other donation and transplantation center professionals and their colleagues.

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Paragonix Technologies is a leading provider of Advanced Organ Preservation (AOP) devices that safeguard donor organs during the journey between donor and recipient patients. Their FDA-cleared and CE-marked devices incorporate clinically proven and medically trusted cold preservation techniques that allow unprecedented physical and thermal protection to the organ in transit. Every Paragonix AOP device natively integrates with their novel digital app, delivering real-time organ tracking data and monitoring logistics for transplant teams seeking a secure and centralized solution.

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11/09/2022 - NRP-DCD Heart Transplantation: An Innovative Approach to Expanding Donor Access

Price: $29.00