Heart-Kidney Transplantation in a Transgender Woman
Lee K, Chuzi S, Katz J, Vela A, Wilson H, Wilcox JE, Ghafourian K, Yancy CW, Beach L, Pham DT.
We describe the care of a transgender woman with heart failure who underwent heart-kidney transplantation. Perioperative management of hormone therapy, considerations for future gender-affirming surgeries, and psychosocial aspects of care are discussed. Interdisciplinary collaboration is essential in the treatment of patients with advanced heart failure in the setting of gender-affirming therapies.