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Adult cardiac transplantation: A review of perioperative management Part - I


1 Department of Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division (H.R.), Mayo Clinic, Phoenix
2 Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (D.E.J., F.A.A.), Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona

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Harish Ramakrishna
Department of Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division (H.R.), Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.45018

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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-78

 

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Cardiac allotransplantation has, over the years, become the established therapeutic modality for patients with end-stage heart failure. Significant advances in immunosuppressive therapy have dramatically improved the outcome of heart transplantation over the past four decades. This review will focus on the anaesthetic challenges involved in the perioperative management of these complex patients as well as some of the proposed alternatives to transplantation.






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1 Department of Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division (H.R.), Mayo Clinic, Phoenix
2 Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (D.E.J., F.A.A.), Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona

Correspondence Address:
Harish Ramakrishna
Department of Anesthesiology, Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology Division (H.R.), Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.45018

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Cardiac allotransplantation has, over the years, become the established therapeutic modality for patients with end-stage heart failure. Significant advances in immunosuppressive therapy have dramatically improved the outcome of heart transplantation over the past four decades. This review will focus on the anaesthetic challenges involved in the perioperative management of these complex patients as well as some of the proposed alternatives to transplantation.






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