Combined cardiac surgery and liver transplantation

Devin E. Eckhoff, Luc Frenette, Marty T. Sellers, Brendan M. McGuire, Juan L. Contreras, John S. Bynon, David C. McGiffin

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During evaluation for liver transplantation, a 63-year-old man with cirrhosis secondary to hepatitis C was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis (aortic valve area, 0.87 cm2) and coronary artery disease. A combined procedure involving aortic valve replacement (pericardial xenograft), coronary artery bypass surgery, and orthotopic liver transplantation was performed. Convalescence was uneventful, and at 2 years after the procedure, the patient has normal cardiac function, good prosthetic valve function, and biochemically normal liver function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-61
Number of pages2
JournalLiver Transplantation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

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