Nonischemic cardiomyopathy after orthotopic liver transplantation: A report of three cases and a review of the literature
In 2002 there were more than 5,000 liver transplantations performed in the United States. As of February 2004 there were more than 17,000 registrations for liver transplantation. As more organs are transplanted and surgical techniques improve, unique causes of morbidity and mortality will become apparent. We describe three cases of postoperative nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy in patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), one of whom underwent diagnostic myocardial biopsy. This paper will discuss the three patients, including biopsy results, and briefly review the relevant literature. Copyright © 2005 by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.
Stewart, K., Rhim, C., Bahrain, M., Ashkezari, Z., Ozdemirli, M., Fishbein, T., Johnson, L., Lu, A., & Plotkin, J. (2005). Nonischemic cardiomyopathy after orthotopic liver transplantation: A report of three cases and a review of the literature. Liver Transplantation, 11 (5). http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lt.20410