HEART-LIVER TRANSPLANTATION IN A PATIENT WITH FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA

T. E. Starzl, H. T. Bahnson, R. L. Hardesty, S. Iwatsuki, J. C. Gartner, D. W. Bilheimer, B. W. Shaw, B. P. Griffith, B. J. Zitelli, J. J. Malatack, A. H. Urbach

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Abstract

A girl aged 6 years 9 months with severe heart disease secondary to homozygous familial hypercholesterolaemia underwent orthotopic cardiac transplantation and her liver was replaced with the liver of the same donor. In the first 10 weeks after transplantation serum cholesterol fell to 270 mg/dl from preoperative concentrations of more than 1000 mg/dl.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1382-1383
Number of pages2
JournalThe Lancet
Volume323
Issue number8391
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 23 1984

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Starzl, T. E., Bahnson, H. T., Hardesty, R. L., Iwatsuki, S., Gartner, J. C., Bilheimer, D. W., Shaw, B. W., Griffith, B. P., Zitelli, B. J., Malatack, J. J., & Urbach, A. H. (1984). HEART-LIVER TRANSPLANTATION IN A PATIENT WITH FAMILIAL HYPERCHOLESTEROLAEMIA. The Lancet, 323(8391), 1382-1383. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(84)91876-2