Anesthetic Pharmacology and Perioperative Considerations for Heart Transplantation

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

Volume 12, 4 Issues, 2017

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Current Clinical Pharmacology

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Arduino A. Mangoni
Flinders University and Flinders Medical Centre
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Anesthetic Pharmacology and Perioperative Considerations for Heart Transplantation

Current Clinical Pharmacology, 10(1): 3-21.

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

Affiliation: Department of Anesthesiology, 5777 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA.


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.


Heart failure, heart transplantation, volatile anesthetics, opioids, benzodiazepines, immunosuppresants.

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Article Details

Volume: 10
Issue Number: 1
First Page: 3
Last Page: 21
Page Count: 19
DOI: 10.2174/1574884709666140212104958

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