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Surviving 20 Years After Heart Transplantation: A Success Story

Thursday, February 6, 2014

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Hector Rodriguez Cetina Biefer, Simon H. S√ľndermann, Maximilian Y. Emmert, Frank Enseleit, Burkhardt Seifert, Frank Ruschitzka, Stephan Jacobs, Mario L. Lachat, Volkmar Falk, Markus J. Wilhelm
The authors report outcomes for recipients of heart transplants performed more than 20 years prior. Overall 20 year survival was 56%. Causes of mortality were similarly distributed among rejection, malignancy, infection, and allograft vasculopathy. Only 2 patients underwent retransplantation.

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