Pre-Liver Transplant Muscle Loss Is a Risk Factor for Post-Liver Transplantation Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction.
BACKGROUND The development of left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) after liver transplant (LT) can result in increased morbidity and mortality in the immediate period following liver transplant. The aim of this study was to evaluate low muscle mass due to chronic liver disease, as a potential risk factor for LVSD after LT. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective chart review was completed for all adult patients who received a liver transplant between January 2002 and January 2015 at a single academic LT center. Collected data included patient demographics, medical history, laboratory data, radiology results, and pathology. Echocardiograms were reviewed for patients identified as having LVSD diagnosed within 1 year after LT (left ventricular ejection fraction
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Mathew, A., Halegoua-De Marzio, D., Reddy, S., Wong, S. Y., Cheung, M., Mosca, H., Guglielmo, F., Halpern, E., Sass, D. A., & Doria, C. (2017). Pre-Liver Transplant Muscle Loss Is a Risk Factor for Post-Liver Transplantation Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction. Annals of transplantation, 22, 759–764. https://doi.org/10.12659/aot.905610
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine