[ExI] Whole-organ cryopreservation (AND RESTORATION!) successful.
bret at bonfireproductions.com
Wed Apr 30 00:48:56 UTC 2008
Perhaps my subject wasn't well written?
Or did everyone know about the hearts in question all being perfused,
frozen, thawed, and reperfused?
On Apr 28, 2008, at 8:58 PM, Bret Kulakovich wrote:
> Not to over-simplify, obviously, but this is great news.
> I believe the key word here is "All" rather than "rat"
> Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
> Successful restoration of function of frozen and thawed isolated rat
> " After normothermic perfusion, cold cardioplegia was induced
> followed by perfusion with a cryoprotecting agent. Hearts were than
> frozen to –8°C (45 ± 8 minutes), thawed, and reperfused (60 minutes).
> Results: All frozen and thawed hearts regained normal electric
> activity. "
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