Operative Technique of Donor Organ Procurement for En Bloc Heart-Liver Transplantation. Transplantation Elde, S. n., Brubaker, A. L., Than, P. A., Rinewalt, D. n., MacArthur, J. W., Alassar, A. n., Bonham, C. A., Esquivel, C. O., Shudo, Y. n., Concepcion, W. n., Woo, Y. J. 2021


Combined heart-liver transplant is an emerging option for patients with indications for heart transplantation and otherwise prohibitive hepatic dysfunction. Heart-liver transplantation is particularly relevant for patients with single ventricle physiology who often develop Fontan-associated liver disease and fibrosis. While only performed at a limited number of centers, several approaches to combined heart-liver transplantation have been described. The en bloc technique offers several potential advantages over the traditional sequential technique. Specifically, en bloc heart-liver transplantation may allow improved hemodynamics, decreased bleeding, reduced liver allograft ischemic time, and may result in reduced rates of graft dysfunction. Here we describe our center's en bloc heart-liver procurement technique in detail, with the aim of allowing broader use and standardization of this technique. Supplemental Visual Abstract; http://links.lww.com/TP/C147.

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