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A New Frontier: Heart Transplantation From Donation After Cardiac Death

Anna Seghezzo, PharmD

Anna Seghezzo, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Solid Organ Transplant
University of California San Diego Health


Dr. Anna Seghezzo has no relevant financial conflicts of interest in relation to this activity. All of the relevant financial relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated. The reviewers who contributed to this activity have nothing to disclose.

Type of Activity: Knowledge-based

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the evolution and available methods for heart transplantation from donation after cardiac death (DCD) donors.
  • Summarize the current evidence for DCD heart transplantation as compared with donation after brain death (DBD) heart transplantation.
  • Explain ways in which Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) after DCD heart transplantation can be managed.
Target Audience: Pharmacists Fee: $10 (or $45 for all 10 courses). For ITPA 2023 participants who registered for the live program, please use the access code provided to you by email.
Release Date: October 2, 2023 Expiration Date: October 16, 2025
Estimated Time to Complete: 45 minutes CE: 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs)

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