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The Eurotransplant database (1990-5) indicates that 25% of patients listed for transplantation die on the waiting list, with 60% receiving transplants at two years (most within 12 months). Although ventricular assist devices may be valuable during the wait for transplantation, the routine use of xenotransplants is unlikely in the short or medium term. Indications and contraindications to cardiac transplantation in adults 19 82 19 83 19 84 19 85 19 86 19 87 19 88 19 89 19 90 19 91 19 92 19 93 19 94 19 95 19 96 19 97 Revascularisation and other operative strategies Impaired ventricular function in itself is not an absolute contraindication to cardiac surgery, although the operative risks are increased.

Warfarin should be considered in patients with atrial fibrillation. Severe congestive heart failure Despite conventional treatment with diuretics and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, hospital admission may be necessary in severe congestive heart failure. 5 litres/24 h, and dietary salt restriction may be helpful. Short term bed rest is valuable until signs and symptoms improve: rest reduces the metabolic demand and increases renal perfusion, thus improving diuresis. Although bed rest potentiates the action of diuretics, it increases the risk of venous thromboembolism, and prophylactic subcutaneous heparin should be considered in immobile inpatients.

Effect of amiodarone on clinical status and left ventricular function in patients with congestive heart failure. Circulation 1996;93:2128-34. x MERIT-HF Study Group. Effect of metoprolol CR/XL in chronic heart failure: metoprolol CR/XL randomised intervention trial in congestive heart failure (MERIT-HF). Lancet 1999;353:2001-7. x Doval HC, Nul DR, Grancelli HO, Perrone SV, Bortman GR, Curiel R, et al. Randomised trial of low-dose amiodarone in severe congestive heart failure [GESICA trial]. Lancet 1994;344:493-8.

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