Preservation solution for cardiac donor graft is very important and affect patient short term or long-term survival. In this webinar, Dewei Ren, MD (Houston) will report his center experience in recipient outcomes when using Histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK) as preservation solution. A total of 223 heart transplants were performed at the Houston Methodist Hospital between January 2010 and October 2017, including 10 heart retransplants. The protective effect of two preservation solution was compared, HTK and Celsior. Ren and colleagues analyzed demographic, clinical diagnoses, and morbidity. 

The following parameters will be reviewed: 1) The risk factors of primary graft dysfunction (PGD) and 2) Compare preservation solutions. In conclusion, the analysis of this cohort showed that HTK solution is better than Celsior solution for cardiac transplant at short-term outcome, BMI >/ =35 is the risk factor at short- and long-term survival.

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About the Event


The effect of HTK and Celsior preservation solutions on heart transplant survival: A single center review

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Dr. Franz Köhler Chemie GmbH
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Moderation: Dr. Stefan Fritz (Köhler Campus)

The content of this event is designed to be product and service neutral. We confirm that the scientific management and the speakers disclose potential conflicts of interest to the participants. There is no sponsorship of the event, the total expenses of the event are about 750 €.

The Speaker

Dr. Dewei Ren, MD

Director of Thoracic Organ Procurement DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center Houston Methodist Hospital Houston, TX, United States 


This event is targeted at physicians, pharmacists and healthcare professionals and is free of charge.

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