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Curr Cardiol Rev. 2011 May;7(2):110-22. doi: 10.2174/157340311797484286.

Postoperative care of the transplanted patient.

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University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center, Michigan, USA. kurts@med.umich.edu

Abstract

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.

PMID:
22548034
PMCID:
PMC3197086
DOI:
10.2174/157340311797484286
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