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Physiology and Hemodynamic Assessment of the Transplanted Heart

  • Jeffrey D. Hosenpud
  • Mark J. Morton

Abstract

There are substantial differences between the function of the cardiac allograft and the normal heart despite their similarities. Assessment of the transplanted heart and therapeutic intervention in transplant recipients require an understanding of these differences. This chapter will review the consequences of the transplant procedure on the transplanted heart and peripheral circulation, normal allograft function at rest and exercise, the response of the cardiac allograft to usual cardiovascular pharmacologic agents, and changes in cardiac function with rejection.

Keywords

Stroke Volume Filling Pressure Cardiac Allograft Lower Body Negative Pressure Hemodynamic Assessment 
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  • Jeffrey D. Hosenpud
  • Mark J. Morton

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