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Current Clinical Pharmacology


ISSN (Print): 1574-8847
ISSN (Online): 2212-3938

Anesthetic Pharmacology and Perioperative Considerations for Heart Transplantation

Author(s): Harish Ramakrishna, Kent H. Rehfeldt and Octavio E. Pajaro

Volume 10, Issue 1, 2015

Page: [3 - 21] Pages: 19

DOI: 10.2174/1574884709666140212104958

Price: $65


From uncertain beginnings over four decades ago, heart transplantation is now the definitive therapy for end-stage heart failure. This review will attempt to comprehensively cover the broad gamut of anesthetic, hemodynamic, antimicrobial, immunosuppressive and hemostatic agents used by the cardiothoracic anesthesiologist in the perioperative management of patients with endstage heart disease.

Keywords: Heart failure, heart transplantation, volatile anesthetics, opioids, benzodiazepines, immunosuppresants

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