Triiodothyronine: spectrum of use in heart transplantation.

  title={Triiodothyronine: spectrum of use in heart transplantation.},
  author={Valluvan Jeevanandam},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  volume={7 1},
Triiodothyronine (T3) deficiency, present in 85% of donors, in recipients with end-stage cardiomyopathy, and in patients after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), may contribute to donor heart dysfunction after heart transplantation (HT). Three separate studies were performed to investigate the various potential applications of T3 in HT. In the first study, donor hearts with statistically higher filling pressures, lower EF on echocardiograms, and higher inotrope requirements were resuscitated with T3… CONTINUE READING