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Zetina-Tun H, Lezama-Urtecho C, Urías-Báez R, Careaga-Reyna G
Brain death, physiopathology, optimal care and hormonal therapy for cardiac donation
Cir Cir 2012; 80 (6)

Language: Español
References: 28
Page: 573-577
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Heart transplantation goes on leading the standard therapeutic for the terminal heart failure. The success of this procedure and the post-transplantation survival, meaning during the perioperative time, is depending because of the good performance of the donor graft, due to this situation, the pre-harvesting evaluation is very important. The brain death brought many changes: 1) first of all the “adrenergic storm” with its hemodynamic and cardiac dangerous events; 2) Thyroidal hormones, cortisol, vasopressin, and seric insulin depletion with its metabolic consequences respectively.
Since 2002 during the Crystal Consensus started the using of the hormonal therapeutic hormones with triyodothironine, vasopressin and metilprednisolone for improving, meaning those limitrophes ones, the performance donor hearts with brain death, and the goal has been to harvest more donated organs en quality and numbers. This hormonal therapeutic has had great acceptation and successful; having more harvesting of solids organs: hearts, lungs and kidneys; with more performance and surviving at 1 year post-transplantation and less mortality. Our Hospital began the hormonal therapeutic since January 2011with excellent results. On this basis we can concluded that, hormonal rescue therapy, improves the availability and performance of organs for transplantation.

Key words: brain death, heart transplantation, thyroidal hormone, steroids, vasopressin hormones.


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