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Is stress cardiomyopathy the underlying cause of ventricular dysfunction associated with brain death?

Abstract:

Most deaths in the first 30 days after cardiac transplantation are due to failure of the donor heart, often with the clinical picture of right ventricular failure. Indeed, there is a significant reduction in contractility of the human donor heart and loss of contractile reserve before and soon after transplantation. This myocardial insult appears in association with brain death in the donor and follows a "catecholamine storm" associated with a rapidly rising intracranial pressure. Microscopy ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Physiology Anatomy & Genetics
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Journal:
Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
Volume:
29
Issue:
9
Pages:
957-965
Publication date:
2010-09-01
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EISSN:
1557-3117
ISSN:
1053-2498
Source identifiers:
106861

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