The Authors describe the case of a patient who had undergone human allograft cardiac transplant seven months before inferior pulmonary lobectomy for neoplasia. The pulmonary neoplasia had been revealed by X-rays during the periodic check-up examinations. Because of the high risk of infection following corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy, sterile equipment for invasive monitoring and oro-tracheal intubation has been used. The denervated heart presents peculiar haemodynamic and pharmacological aspects that the anaesthetist must pay attention to in the conduction of a general anaesthesia; moreover, arrhythmias are common in the recently transplanted heart. Anaesthesia has been induced and maintained by an association propofol-fentanyl that showed a good cardiocirculatory stability; neither arrhythmias have happened, nor the need for drugs different from those of anaesthesia and resuscitation have occurred.
|Translated title of the contribution||Anesthesiologic management for lower pulmonary lobectomy intervention in patients with heart transplant. A clinical case|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine