Dual organ transplant

  • Om Prakash Yadava
  • Pavan Atluri
Video Article


With heart failure epidemic raging in full fury, an increasing number of end-stage heart failure patients are presenting with cirrhosis of the liver. Simultaneous heart and liver transplant is an attractive option for these patients. Moreover, liver transplant provides synergism by reducing immunorejection of the heart. Dr. Atluri in conversation with Dr. Yadava discusses the indications, sequencing, protocols, and results of double organ transplantation.


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© Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Heart InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart TransplantUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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