Cardiac Transplantation: A Manual for Health Care Professionals
by Jeffrey D. Hosenpud
Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1991 edition | September 26, 2011 | English | ISBN: 1461277574 | 265 pages | PDF | 8 MB
Over the past ten years, cardiac transplantation has evolved from an exper imental procedure performed in a handful of university centers to a viable therapeutic modality now performed in more than 150 centers worldwide. The complexity of the procedure, the changing immunosuppressive re gimes, and the follow-up care have necessitated a multidisciplinary ap proach involving a variety of medical, nursing, and social sciences special ties and subspecialties. In addition, health care trainees and referring physicians are increasingly becoming involved in the care of the cardiac transplant recipient. This book does not attempt to be a comprehensive treatise on cardiac transplantation; rather, we hope that it will serve as a manual and guideline for all health professionals involved in cardiac trans plantation.