Post-heart transplant complications

Edo Y. Birati, J. Eduardo Rame

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Abstract

Managing patients after heart transplantation is challenging, since these patients have unique clinical complications (associated with the immunosuppressive therapy and cardiac allograft rejection) together with atypical clinical presentations for infection and systemic inflammatory response syndrome. Survival rates have improved substantially with the use of new immunosuppressive drugs. High vigilance, early diagnosis, and appropriate intervention for allograft-related and non-allograft-related syndromes with significant morbidity and mortality are the keys to long-term survival of patients after transplantation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)629-637
Number of pages9
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Complications
  • Heart transplant
  • Immunosuppression
  • Rejection

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