Cardiac considerations in liver transplantation

Cleve Clin J Med. 2022 Jan 4;89(1):46-55. doi: 10.3949/ccjm.89a.21006.


Cardiovascular events have a major impact on overall outcomes after liver transplantation. Today's transplant patients are older than those in the past and therefore are more likely to have coexisting cardiac comorbidities. In addition, pathophysiologic effects of advanced liver disease on the circulatory system pose challenges in perioperative management. This review discusses important preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative cardiac considerations in patients undergoing liver transplant.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Heart
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases*
  • Liver Transplantation*
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Postoperative Period