Development of A Novel Virtual Tool for Donor Heart Fitting
|Abstract||Heart transplantation is the final treatment option for end-stage heart failure. In the United States, 70 pediatric patients die annually on the waitlist while 800 well-functioning organs get discarded. Concern for potential size-mismatch is one source of allograft waste and high waitlist mortality. Clinicians use the donor-recipient body weight (DRBW) ratio, a standalone metric, to evaluate allograft size-match. However, this body weight metric is far removed from cardiac anatomy and neglects an individual’s anatomical variations. This thesis body of work developed a novel virtual heart transplant fit assessment tool and investigated the tool’s clinical utility to help clinicians safely expand patient donor pools.
The tool allowed surgeon... (more)
|Contributor||Plasencia, Jonathan (Author) / Frakes, David H (Advisor) / Kodibagkar, Vikram (Advisor) / Sadleir, Rosalind (Committee member) / Kamarianakis, Yiannis (Committee member) / Zangwill, Steven (Committee member) / Pophal, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Reuse Permissions||All Rights Reserved|
|Note||Doctoral Dissertation Biomedical Engineering 2018|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|