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'Heart-Shaped Box' Episode


November 3rd at 9PM EDT / 8 CDT

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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 residents are inspired by a medical miracle when they witness a harvested heart that continues to beat outside the body."

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.

 

 

 

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1TransMedics neither reviewed nor endorsed any statements made in the episode's script.

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