Perioperative management of a post heart transplantation patient with renal failure qualified to lung resection
Jacek Prokopowicz, Lidia Nowicka, Krzysztof Guz, Tadeusz M. Orłowski, Dariusz Dziedzic
Med Sci Monit 2000; 6(1): CS137-140
Since the first heart transplantation (1967, Christian Bernard), hundreds of similar procedures have been performed all over the world. Considerable advance made in immunosuppressive treatment improved survival rate and long-term efficiency of treatment improved survival rate and long-term efficiency of treatment. Many of these patients suffer from ailments requiring operations which are not connected with the transplanted organ. The present study describes a case of a post heart transplantation patient qualified to lung resection, in whom renal insufficiency occurred in the course of immunosuppressive therapy.
Keywords: Heart Transplantation, lung cancer, Immunosuppression, renal failure