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The Alliance Conversation Series
Single Center Approach to Ex-Situ Heart Perfusion and Utilization of Heart Devices: Organ Donor Selection Process and Key Considerations

Presented on: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

The heart transplant team at Duke University will discuss their approach to perfusion/preservation utilization. Through use of case studies, they’ll walk participants through the selection process and key considerations discussed when determining the best method & device to utilize in specific cases.

  • Identify the various machine perfusion devices available for heart recovery and transplant.
  • Explain how one center determines the best method or device suited in specific donor and/or recipient cases.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how these decisions are made in real time, often discussed in the “middle of the night”.


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Adam DeVore
Associate Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
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Jacob Schroder
Assistant Professor of Surgery; Surgical Director, Heart Transplantation; Co-Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit
Duke University Medical Center
Sarah Casalinova
Moderator, Speaker
Sarah Casalinova
Assistant Research Practice Manager
Duke University Medical Center

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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