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Organ transplantation

The medical practice of replacing a patient's failing organ with a healthy one from a donor. Organs transplanted most often are the kidney, heart, lung, liver, and pancreas.

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Organ transplantation

cardiac death

Health care; Organ transplantation

Death defined as the irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions. Death is declared in accordance with hospital policy and applicable state and local statues or regulation.

congenital

Health care; Organ transplantation

Describes a disease or condition with which someone is born.

chronic

Health care; Organ transplantation

Developing slowly and lasting for a long time, possibly the rest of a person's life. For example: chronic kidney failure.

pulmonary function tests (PFTs)

Health care; Organ transplantation

Diagnostic tests that help to measure the lungs' ability to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide appropriately.

idiopathic cardiomyopathy

Health care; Organ transplantation

Disease of the heart muscle with no known cause leading to a weakened and often enlarged heart; one of the principal reasons for heart transplantation.

Data Advisory Committee (DAC)

Health care; Organ transplantation

Dissolved upon effective date of the 2005 OPTN contract, this committee was charged with overseeing all recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding specifications for collecting data on the ...

Data Working Group (DWG)

Health care; Organ transplantation

Dissolved upon effective date of the 2005 OPTN contract, this group was mutually operated by the OPTN and SRTR contractors, and comprised representatives from both organizations as well as members of ...

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