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Revista médica de Chile

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AHUMADA, Vanessa et al. Trasplante hepático por insuficiencia cardíaca secundaria a telangiectasia hemorrágica hereditaria o enfermedad de Rendu Osler Weber. Caso clínico. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2017, vol.145, n.6, pp.799-803. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0034-98872017000600799.

Liver involvement by multiple arterio-venous shunts in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia can lead to severe heart failure. Total hepatectomy with liver transplantation has emerged as a therapeutic option for severe cases where other therapies have failed. We report a 51-year-old male who underwent a liver transplant for this condition, with full cardiac recovery within the first year after receiving the allograft. Nine years after transplantation, he remains with normal functional capacity and normal liver function tests.

Keywords : Heart Failure; Liver Transplantation; Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic.

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