Background. Patients with end-stage liver disease and severe aortic stenosis pose a significant perioperative management challenge during liver transplantation (OLT). This patient population is at risk for significant morbidity and mortality and is often denied transplantation. Case Series. We describe the successful use of balloon aortic valvuloplasty as a bridging therapy to facilitate perioperative management during OLT with traditional open aortic valve replacement after recovery from OLT. Conclusions. Valvuloplasty should be considered as an option to reduce perioperative risk in this patient population.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2014|
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