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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.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Case Reports.

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.

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