Assessment of ventricular contractile function during orthotopic liver transplantation.

  title={Assessment of ventricular contractile function during orthotopic liver transplantation.},
  author={Claus Georg Krenn and Rashid M Hoda and Ajsa Nikolic and Manfred Greher and Walter Pl{\"o}chl and Orest O Chevtchik and Heinz Steltzer},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  volume={17 2},
Hemodynamic alterations are a well-known phenomenon that influence the outcome of orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Whether or not myocardial dysfunction, which has various causes, contributes to this instability is still debated. Previous transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) studies have presented controversial data, not leading to final clarification. This is mainly because the impact of other contributing factors (inotropic support, alternating preload conditions and temperature… CONTINUE READING