Clinical approach to vasoplegia in the transplant patient from the Pediatric Heart Transplant Society

Shriprasad R. Desphpande, David W. Bearl, Pirooz Eghtesady, Heather T Henderson, Scott Auerbach, Aamir Jeewa, Neha Bansal, Shahnawaz Amdani, Marc E. Richmond, Loren D. Sacks, Renata Shih, Madeleine Townsend, Jennifer Conway

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This manuscript outlines a clinical approach to vasoplegia incorporating the current state of knowledge regarding vasoplegia in pediatric patients immediately post-transplant and to identify modifiable factors both pre- and post-transplant that may reduce post-operative morbidity, end-organ dysfunction, and mortality. Centers participating in the Pediatric Heart Transplant Society (PHTS) were asked to provide their internal protocols and rationale for vasoplegia management, and applicable adult and pediatric data were reviewed. The authors synthesized the above protocols and literature into the following description of clinical approaches to vasoplegia highlighting areas of both broad consensus and of significant practice variation.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere14392
JournalPediatric Transplantation
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • pediatric heart transplant
  • post-operative
  • vasoplegia

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