Frequency of Cardiovascular Events and Effect on Survival in Liver Transplant Recipients for Cirrhosis Due to Alcoholic or Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis.

Frequency of Cardiovascular Events and Effect on Survival in Liver Transplant Recipients for Cirrhosis Due to Alcoholic or Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis. Exp Clin Transplant. 2015 Nov 17; Authors: Piazza NA, Singal AK Abstract OBJECTIVES: Frequency of liver transplants because of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is increasing. Data are conflicting on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis as a risk factor for cardiovascular events after transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed medical records of liver transplant recipients (between years 2005 and 2010) for alcoholic cirrhosis or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis for cardiovascular events (arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, coronary disease, pulmonary hypertension, or stroke) and patient survival within 3 years. RESULTS: Compared with the 65 transplant recipients for alcoholic cirrhosis, the 78 transplant recipients for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis were significantly (P
Source: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Authors: Tags: Exp Clin Transplant Source Type: research

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