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Table 5 Post-transplant outcome of patients with liver cirrhosis with an available ECG at pre-transplant evaluation (n = 186)

From: Prevalence of pre-transplant electrocardiographic abnormalities and post-transplant cardiac events in patients with liver cirrhosis

Peri-transplant events Frequency
Cardiac events 31 (17%)
 ACS 1 (0.5%)
 Arrhythmia 24 (13%)
 Other1 3 (1.5%)
 Mortality 8 (4%)
 Mortality due to a direct cardiac cause 3 (1.5%)
Retransplantation 8 (4%)
Late events  
Cardiac events 27 (14.5%)
 ACS 12 (6.5%)
 Arrhythmia 12 (6.5%)
Mortality 40 (21.5%)
 Mortality due to a direct cardiac cause 3 (1.5%)
Retransplantation 9 (5%)
Total events  
Cardiac events 54 (29%)
 ACS 13 (7%)
 Arrhythmia 36 (19.5%)
Mortality 48 (26%)
 Mortality due to a direct cardiac cause2 6 (3%)
Retransplantation 17 (9%)
Mortality and retransplantation 56 (30%)
  1. Data is presented as n (%).
  2. Some patients had both a peri-transplant event and a late event.
  3. ACS, Acute coronary syndrome.
  4. 1Acute circulatory failure without known cause and sudden cardiac arrest.
  5. 2Acute coronary syndromes - 4, Sudden cardiac arrest - 1, Acute circulatory failure - 1.