Donors After Circulatory Death Heart Trial

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03831048


To evaluate the effectiveness of the OCS Heart System to resuscitate, preserve and assess hearts donated after circulatory death for transplantation to increase the pool of donor hearts available for transplantation.

Official Title

Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of The Portable Organ Care System (OCS™) Heart For Resuscitation, Preservation and Assessment of Hearts From Donors After Circulatory Death (DCD Heart Trial)

Stanford Investigator(s)

Yasuhiro Shudo, MD, PhD
Yasuhiro Shudo, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery


Donor Inclusion

   - Maastricht Category III DCD donor, defined as expected death after the withdrawal of
   life- supportive therapy (WLST)

   - Donor age 18-49 years old inclusive

   - Warm ischemic time (WIT) ≤ 30 mins, with warm ischemic time defined as: Time from when
   mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) is < 50 mmHg or peripheral saturation < 70% to
   aortic cross-clamp and administration of cold cardioplegia in the donor.

Donor Exclusion

   - Previous cardiac surgery

   - Known coronary artery disease

   - Cardiogenic shock or myocardial infarction, or

   - Sustained terminal ejection fraction (EF) of ≤ 50%, or

   - Significant valve disease except for competent bicuspid aortic valve

Recipient Inclusion

   - Primary heart transplant candidates

   - Age ≥ 18 years old

   - Signed: (1) written informed consent document; (2) authorization to use and disclose
   protected health information; and (3) consent to TransMedics' use of recipients'
   United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)/Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network
   (OPTN) data and recipients' Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory
   Support (INTERMACS) data.

Recipient Exclusion

   - Prior solid organ or bone marrow transplant

   - Chronic use of hemodialysis or diagnosis of chronic renal insufficiency

   - Multi-organ transplant

   - Investigator unwilling to randomize to either arm.


device: OCS Heart System

other: Cold Storage

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305