Pediatric heart transplant technique raises questions

08/13/2008 | Wall Street Journal (free content), The

The Institute of Medicine suggests waiting five minutes from when a heart stops beating before removing a donor's organs, as a way to ensure the heart doesn't spontaneously restart, but researchers in Denver have reduced that time to as few as 75 seconds in a technique to make the hearts of babies who suffer a cardiac death viable for transplant. At least one medical ethicist has expressed concern over such a procedure, while other transplant experts see the new technique as a way to reduce the number of deaths for those on a waiting list for a transplant.

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