TITLE

CARDIOVASCULAR MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY POST LIVER TRANSPLANTATION

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA94
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article studies incidents of cardiovascular (CV) mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation. The potential use of the American College of Cardiology clinical predictors as a guide for further cardiac investigation has been evaluated. It has been observed that the majority of those transplanted had alcoholic liver disease or primary biliary cirrhosis. It has been found that CV events are surprisingly uncommon within 6 months of liver transplantation considering the predicted high risk of population.
ACCESSION #
13219183

 

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