Anesthetic Management of a Cardiac Transplant Patient After Extensive  Facial Trauma Caused by a Pit Bull Attack

A 72-year-old male cardiac transplant patient presented after sustaining facial and extremity trauma caused by a pit bull dog attack. The case was further complicated by the duration of the surgery, bleeding, infection risk, intraoperative hypothermia, immunosuppression, and the risk of sepsis. His anesthetic management required careful coordination with his transplant team. We also sought the expertise of the in-house pharmacist to obtain the appropriate administration strategies for the patient's immunosuppressant agents.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Anesthesia/TMJ disorders/facial pain Source Type: research

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