[Donor heart preservation].

  title={[Donor heart preservation].},
  author={Yukio Hayashi and Mitsuo Iwasaki},
  journal={Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology},
  volume={57 1},
Heart transplantation is a common procedure for patients with severe heart failure and shortage of donor organs is a significant problem even in Europe and USA. We, anesthesiologists, contribute to transplantation by anesthetic management of a donor and it is essential to maintain cardiac function until the organ harvest for successful organ transplantation. Since cardiac dysfunction occurrs following brain death, it is clinically important to find some interventions to maintain the cardiac… CONTINUE READING