Postreperfusion syndrome, hyperkalemia and machine perfusion in liver transplantation

Damiano Patrono, Renato Romagnoli


In liver transplantation (LT), postreperfusion syndrome (PRS) is represented by a series of transient hemodynamic alterations occurring after graft reperfusion into the recipient, including bradycardia, dysrhythmia, decreased systemic vascular resistance and mean arterial pressure (MAP), and increased pulmonary artery pressure, pulmonary artery wedge pressure and central venous pressure.