A Study to Evaluate Cardiac Strain Using Speckle Tracking Echocardiography During Orthotopic Liver Transplantation


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the degree of change to cardiac strain using speckle tracking echocardiography.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Age greater than 18 years.
  • Undergoing primary orthotopic liver transplantation.

Exclusion Criteria: 

  • Redo orthotopic transplantation.
  • Acute or fulminant liver failure.
  • Patient with pre-existing atrial fibrillation or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Patients with an abnormal preoperative stress test (EF <55%, areas of prior infarct, ongoing ischemia).

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Stephen Aniskevich, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Contact information:

Stephen Aniskevich M.D.

(904) 956-3004


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