Maastricht classification of DCD
|Category||Definition||Type of DCD|
|I||Dead on arrival
|II||Unsuccessful cardiopulmonary resuscitation : witnessed cardiac arrest outside the hospital with unsuccessful cardiopulmonary resuscitation||Uncontrolled|
|III||Cardiac arrest following the withdrawal of life‐sustaining treatments but not considered to be brain dead||Controlled|
|IV||Cardiac arrest in the process of the determination of death by neurological criteria after brain death or after such determination has been performed, but before being transferred to an operating room||Uncontrolled|
|V||Cardiac arrest in hospital patients||Uncontrolled|
DCD, donation after circulatory death.