Postoperative Care of the Transplanted Patient

Author(s): Kurt R. Schumacher, Robert J. Gajarski

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 7 , Issue 2 , 2011

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The successful delivery of optimal peri-operative care to pediatric heart transplant recipients is a vital determinant of their overall outcomes. The practitioner caring for these patients must be familiar with and treat multiple simultaneous issues in a patient who may have been critically ill preoperatively. In addition to the complexities involved in treating any child following cardiac surgery, caretakers of newly transplanted patients encounter multiple transplant-specific issues. This chapter details peri-operative management strategies, frequently encountered early morbidities, initiation of immunosuppression including induction, and short-term outcomes.

Keywords: Pediatric heart transplant, critical care, ISHLT, PAWP, Vasoactive pharmacologic support, hemodynamic instability, systemic perfusion, norepinephrine, Continuous infusions, pericardial effusions

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Year: 2011
Page: [110 - 122]
Pages: 13
DOI: 10.2174/157340311797484286
Price: $65

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