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Liver Transpl. 2005 Jul;11(7):834-8.

Liver transplantation for cardiac failure in patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.

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  • 1Hepatology Unit, Hôpital Jean Minjoz, Boulevard Fleming, 25030 Besançon cedex, France.


Liver involvement in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia may lead to high-output cardiac failure. Few data have been reported on orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for these patients. In this paper, we describe two patients treated by OLT as a salvage procedure for cardiac failure, and we review literature on this subject. Our two patients resumed normal cardiac function after OLT. This procedure appears to be a promising therapy with good long-term results despite dissection difficulties encountered due to the collateral arterial network reorganization.

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