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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)
Created Date 2018
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)
Subject Biomedical engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 191 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biomedical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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