Multiorgan dysfunction involving the liver and kidneys is common in patients with end-stage heart failure. The first combined liver-kidney transplant (CLKT) was performed by Margreiter in 1983, and it is a routine procedure in many transplant centers representing 1-8% of liver transplant candidates5.
Hepatic and renal dysfunction may be secondary to a systemic disease process affecting the heart, liver, and kidneys or may be a consequence of heart failure with venous congestion and arterial hypoperfusion2,4.
Despite the complexity and costs involved, the results of this type of transplant are optimistic, as these are terminally ill patients.
Our objective was to report the first Latin American experience in triple transplantation in the same surgical time (heart, liver, and kidney), which took place at Hospital São Lucas Copacabana1.
The organ receiver was a 56-year-old male, physical education teacher, diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy with biventricular dysfunction of undetermined origin and compensated cirrhosis of probable cardiogenic etiology diagnosed in 2018 during a cholecystectomy. Chronic kidney disease was due to cardiorenal syndrome.
After follow-up of the case, triple liver-cardiac-renal transplantation was indicated.
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