Modified technique for heterotopic heart transplantation in small primates

Oktavijan P. Minanov, Pawel Kwiatkowski, Sulli Popilskis, Robert E. Michler

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Cardiac transplantation in small primates represents a unique model for investigating both xenograft and allograft rejection. This report describes our technique for heterotopic transplantation of cardiac grafts into the retroperitoneal iliac vessels of newborn baboons and small primates. Small primates tolerate this position better than either cervical or abdominal placement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)258-260
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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