ICU Management Following Heart Transplantation
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First Things First
- Minimize FiO2 and PEEP to keep SaO2 >92%
- Transplanted hearts are denervated and are prone to biventricular dysfunction.
- RV dysfunction is more common.
- Often, a variable combination of vasoactive agents, inotropic support and rarely temporary pacing is needed.
- Transesophageal echo is a useful tool in postop management.
- Bleeding can also occur.