Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion - EVLP
EVLP, or ex vivo lung perfusion, is an innovative way to heal lungs to make them acceptable for transplantation. Once we repair the lungs, our team ensures that they meet the high standards of healthy donor lungs. Then, we can use them for lung transplantation.
EVLP is an advanced solution to the problem of a donor lung shortage. By rehabilitating lungs, we can help many more lung transplant patients by making more lungs available. Maryland is one of only a handful of sites around the country now participating in an FDA trial of EVLP. We have transplanted nine sets of EVLP lungs and the recipients have had no complications related to the EVLP. All have recovered without any problems related to the lung healing process. Meet our lung transplant team.
To speak with an advanced lung disease specialist, please call 410-328-4351.