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Fig. 13A.3. "Right Atrial" Cardiac Transplantation. In the first panel the recipient cardiec-tomy has been completed, leaving 4 anastomoses to be performed in the following sequence: 1) left atrial (LA), 2) aortic (Ao) 3) right atrial (RA), 4) pulmonary artery (PA). The donor heart is reperfused after the aortic anastomosis.

Fig. 13A.3. "Right Atrial" Cardiac Transplantation. In the first panel the recipient cardiec-tomy has been completed, leaving 4 anastomoses to be performed in the following sequence: 1) left atrial (LA), 2) aortic (Ao) 3) right atrial (RA), 4) pulmonary artery (PA). The donor heart is reperfused after the aortic anastomosis.

dobutamine. Most patients are paralyzed with Pancuronium and mildly hyperventilated for at least the first 24 hours postop. All patients are kept in strict reverse isolation. In our series of transplants at Children's Memorial Hospital, mean ICU stay was 19 ± 22 days, mean hospital stay was 37 ± 24 days.

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