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Anesthetic Management of Cardiac Transplantation

  • Shiva SaleEmail author
  • Anand Lakshminarasimhachar
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Abstract

Cardiac transplantation is an established modality of treatment for many patients with end-stage heart failure (HF) with severely impaired functional capacity. These patients have a poor quality of life and/or an estimated life expectancy of less than 18 months with medical therapy. Understanding HF pathophysiology, the medical and surgical treatment of HF patients, and perioperative management are essential to optimize the outcomes from this lifesaving procedure.

Keywords

Cardiac transplantation Heart failure Pharmacologic therapy Cardiac implantable electronic devices Cardiopulmonary bypass Graft failure 

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  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic AnesthesiaCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyBarnes Jewish HospitalSt. LouisUSA

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