Heart transplantation: Surgical techniques and postoperative concerns

Ahmed El-Eshmawi, Anelechi Anyanwu

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Orthotopic heart transplantation (OHT) has evolved as the "gold standard" therapy for end stage cardiomyopathy, Advances in the fields of immunosuppression, infection prophylaxis and treatment, surgical techniques as well as intensice care management have transformed heart transplantation from what was once considered an experimental intervention into a standard therapy. This chapter focuses on the standard care for OHT including surgical techniques, perioperative management and management of common postoperative complications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModern Concepts and Practices in Cardiothoracic Critical Care
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9781466686045
ISBN (Print)1466686030, 9781466686038
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2015


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