Processing of the Explanted Heart

Jiangping Song; Yong Xing; Xiao Chen; Zhizhao Song; Xiao Teng; Mangyuan Wang; Zhe Zheng; Shengshou Hu
December 2014
North American Journal of Medical Sciences;Dec2014, Vol. 6 Issue 12, p613
Academic Journal
Analysis of the explanted hearts from heart transplant recipients provides valuable clinical samples, which can be used to study the anatomy and pathology of the heart. PubMed database was employed as the article source of this review. This article summarized the processing methods of the explanted heart, including dissection, histopathologic examination, cryopreservation, and genetic testing. A standard processing of explanted hearts ensures the quality and reliability of samples. Analysis of explanted hearts facilitates the diagnostic assessment and therapy strategy of heart diseases.


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