MUSC Transplant Team Performs First DCD Heart Transplant in South Carolina

Surgeons at MUSC recently partnered with Transmedics to perform the first DCD heart transplant in South Carolina, using an ex vivo perfusion machine to transport and evaluate the donor organ before successfully transplanting it into a patient with end-stage heart failure. Arman Kilic, M.D., surgical director of the MUSC Heart Failure and Heart Transplant Program, describes the advantages of this technology, including enhanced access to donor organs for patients in need.


November 15, 2022

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Arman Kilic, M.D.

Arman Kilic, M.D.

Dr. Arman Kilic is an associate professor of surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at MUSC.

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