Heart transplantation: preoperative evaluation, perioperative management, postoperative follow-up [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(1): 95-108 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2015.27628

Heart transplantation: preoperative evaluation, perioperative management, postoperative follow-up

Tahir Yağdı1, Sanem Nalbantgil2, Mustafa Özbaran1
1Dept. of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey
2Dept. of Cardiology, Ege University Medical Faculty, Izmir, Turkey

Heart transplantation has, over the years, become the best treatment choice for patients with end-stage heart failure. The increase in longer waiting times among patients awaiting transplantation is due to scarcity of suitable donor organs. Major improvements in recipient and donor selection, perioperative management and postoperative follow- up such as immunosuppressive treatment and prevention of opportunistic infections have considerably enhanced the outcome of heart transplantation. This review will focus on the managements of these complex patients, as well as

Keywords: Heart failure, heart diseases/therapy, heart transplantation; patient selection

How to cite this article
Tahir Yağdı, Sanem Nalbantgil, Mustafa Özbaran. Heart transplantation: preoperative evaluation, perioperative management, postoperative follow-up. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015; 43(1): 95-108

Corresponding Author: Tahir Yağdı, Türkiye
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