Liver transplantation in patients with atrial fibrillation

J. Bargehr, J. F. Trejo-Gutierrez, B. G. Rosser, T. Patel, M. L. Yataco, S. Pungpapong, C. B. Taner, J. Aranda-Michel

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In this study we described survival and incidence of perioperative and postoperative complications in liver transplant recipients with known atrial fibrillation. A total number of 717 patients underwent liver transplantation between January 2005 and December 2008 at our institution. In this population, preoperative paroxysmal or chronic-persistent atrial fibrillation was diagnosed in 32 patients (4.5%). Of these, 12 patients died during follow-up and 4 patients required liver retransplantation. Perioperative cardiac complications occurred in 10 patients (31%) resulting in 3 cardiac-related deaths. Median patient survival was 1613 days (range, 22-2492) and median graft survival was 1524 days (range, 10-2492). Twenty patients are still alive with a median survival of 1861 days (range, 1189-2492) after liver transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2302-2306
Number of pages5
JournalTransplantation proceedings
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation


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