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Cardiac transplantation

Roy S. Gardner, Theresa A. McDonagh and Niki L. Walker

in Heart Failure

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2014 | ISBN: 9780199674152
Published online August 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191781803 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199674152.003.0009

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Cardiology

Cardiac transplantation

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Cardiac transplantation (CTx) is the final intervention for patients who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical and device therapy. However, while the patient’s condition should be sufficiently severe to justify this procedure, the individual should also be free of significant co-morbidities so that major cardiac surgery and the ensuing immunosuppressive regime can be tolerated. This chapter describes the history of cardiac transplantation, patient selection (indications and contra-indications), as well as the immediate and post-operative management of heart transplant recipients

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Cardiothoracic Surgery ; Transplant Surgery

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