Title

Primary Graft Dysfunction after Heart Transplantation - Unravelling the Enigma

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

8-1-2022

Journal

Current problems in cardiology

Volume

47

Issue

8

DOI

10.1016/j.cpcardiol.2021.100941

Abstract

Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) remains the main cause of early mortality following heart transplantation despite several advances in donor preservation techniques and therapeutic strategies for PGD. With that aim of establishing the aetiopathogenesis of PGD and the preferred management strategies, the new consensus definition has paved the way for multiple contemporaneous studies to be undertaken and accurately compared. This review aims to provide a broad-based understanding of the pathophysiology, clinical presentation and management of PGD.

Department

Medicine

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