CARDIAC DYSFUNCTION IN ADVANCED LIVER DISEASE AND AFTER LIVER TRANSPLANTATION

Grant number: 1150874 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021

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Abstract

Heart disease is the leading cause of early death after liver transplantation (LT). The scarcity of donor organs means that LT is a limited and valuable resource. We propose screening for heart disease before LT by CT scanning of heart arteries and heart function on stress testing to improve detection of coronary heart disease (CHD). Follow-up CT scans will also assess if LT causes progression of CHD. These studies will aid in development of personalised treatment strategies to improve outcomes.

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