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Surviving 20 Years After Heart Transplantation: A Success Story
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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.