A description of practices to limit life-sustaining therapy in the ICU and the potential impact on donation after controlled cardiac death

María Amparo Bodi

María Amparo Bodi of the Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili (IISPV) for the project: A description of practices to limit life-sustaining therapy in ICU and the potential impact on donation after controlled cardiac death.


The project aims to establish the basis for implementing a program for controlled donation after cardiac death (DAC), at the Joan XXII University Hospital. A prospective study was designed for this purpose to determine the current circumstances of life-sustaining treatment limitation (LSTL) and the characteristics of the patients to whom it is applied.