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'Heart-Shaped Box' Episode
OCS™ HEART Will Star in Grey's Anatomy on November 3rd
'Heart-Shaped Box' episode illustrates potential benefits of warm blood perfusion
Andover, MA - November 2, 2011
On November 3rd, Grey's Anatomy will feature TransMedics' OCS™ HEART. The episode depicts challenges surgeons can experience with transplantation and illustrates how warm blood perfusion may benefit patients awaiting a donor heart.
Throughout the episode, the characters refer to the beating heart supported by the OCS as "heart-in-a-box".
From the official episode description1:
The OCS™ HEART is not commercially available in the US. It is undergoing clinical investigation in the PROCEED II trial at leading heart transplantation centers. The OCS™ HEART is commercially available in Europe and Australia and is in clinical use in many of the leading heart transplantation centers. To find the center nearest you, contact us.
1TransMedics neither reviewed nor endorsed any statements made in the episode's script.