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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2007;53(3):395-398.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2007.53.3.395   
Anesthesia for Heart Transplantation in Dilated Cardiomyopathy Patient with Delirium: A case report.
Hee Yeong Kim, In Cheol Choi, Yong Bo Jung, Tae Hee Kim
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan Collage of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. icchoi@amc.seoul.kr
Abstract
Heart transplantation is the last method for the patients who are suffering from heart failure refractory to conventional medical treatment. Traditional contraindications of heart transplantation are irreversible pulmonary arterial hypertension, active infection, irreversible renal, hepatic dysfunction, coexisting neoplasm, psychosocial instability, substance abuse and so on. But these days, traditional contraindications have been changed because increased clinical experience allowed liberalization of patients who were previously considered contraindication. We experienced a case of successful heart transplantation in dilated cardiomyopathy patient with preoperative delirium.
Key Words: contraindication; delirium; heart transplantation
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