Postoperative care of adult cardiac transplant patients

Paul Perry, Fardad Esmailian

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Cardiac transplantation remains the definitive therapy for end-stage heart failure. Meticulous postoperative management is essential for optimizing successful outcomes in this relatively complex patient cohort. While the critical care considerations of heart transplant recipients are largely similar to that of other cardiac surgery patients, there exist important transplant-specific factors which require attention. This chapter provides a concise overview of post-transplant critical care. Key topics include initial evaluation, operative considerations, post-transplant physiology, hemodynamic management, dysrhythmias, immunosuppression, and organ-system based assessment and optimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPostoperative Critical Care for Adult Cardiac Surgical Patients
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319757476
ISBN (Print)9783319757469
StatePublished - Jun 4 2018


  • Coagulopathy
  • Donor organ considerations
  • Endomyocardial
  • Heart and kidney transplantation
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hepatotoxicity
  • Immunosuppression
  • Infection
  • Orthotopic heart transplantation
  • Outcome
  • Posttransplant monitoring
  • Primary graft dysfunction
  • Rhythm disturbances
  • Transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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