Cigarette smoking is associated with an increased incidence of vascular complications after liver transplantation.

@article{Pungpapong2002CigaretteSI,
  title={Cigarette smoking is associated with an increased incidence of vascular complications after liver transplantation.},
  author={Surakit Pungpapong and Cosme Y Manzarbeitia and Jorge Mauricio Areiza Ortiz and David J Reich and V. Araya and Kenneth D. Rothstein and Santiago J. Munoz},
  journal={Liver transplantation : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={582-7}
}
Hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) and other vascular complications are significant causes of morbidity after liver transplantation. Although cigarette smoking increases the risk of vascular complications after renal transplantation, its impact after liver transplantation remains unknown. Between May 1995 and April 2001, 288 liver transplantations were performed in 263 patients. Vascular complications developed in 39 patients (13.5%) (arterial complications, 28 patients [9.7%]; venous… CONTINUE READING
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