Anesthetic pharmacology and perioperative considerations for heart transplantation

Harish Ramakrishna, Kent H. Rehfeldt, Octavio E. Pajaro

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-21
Number of pages19
JournalCurrent Clinical Pharmacology
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Hemostatics
Heart Transplantation
Immunosuppressive Agents
Anesthetics
Heart Diseases
Heart Failure
Hemodynamics
Pharmacology
Therapeutics
Anesthesiologists

Keywords

  • Benzodiazepines
  • Heart failure
  • Heart transplantation
  • Immunosuppresants
  • Opioids
  • Volatile anesthetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Anesthetic pharmacology and perioperative considerations for heart transplantation. / Ramakrishna, Harish; Rehfeldt, Kent H.; Pajaro, Octavio E.

In: Current Clinical Pharmacology, Vol. 10, No. 1, 01.01.2015, p. 3-21.

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