Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

: 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 287--289

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a cardiac transplant recipient

Seema R Pandya, Saloni Paranjape 
 Department of Anesthesia, Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Bandra Reclamation, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Saloni Paranjape
402, Akruti Nova B, N.S. Phadke Marg, Andheri East, Mumbai - 400 069, Maharashtra

An increasing number of cardiac transplants are being carried out around the world. With increasing longevity, these patients present a unique challenge to non-transplant anesthesiologists for a variety of transplant related or incidental surgeries. The general considerations related to a cardiac transplant recipient are the physiological and pharmacological problems of allograft denervation, the side-effects of immunosuppression, the risk of infection and the potential for rejection. A thorough understanding of the physiology of a denervated heart, need for direct vasoactive agents and post-transplant morbidities is essential in anesthetic management of such a patient. Here, we describe a case of a heart transplant recipient who presented for a cholecystectomy at our center.

How to cite this article:
Pandya SR, Paranjape S. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a cardiac transplant recipient.Saudi J Anaesth 2014;8:287-289

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Pandya SR, Paranjape S. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a cardiac transplant recipient. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 18 ];8:287-289
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