Usefulness of routine surveillance endomyocardial biopsy 6 months after heart transplantation Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Graft Rejection
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Myocardium

abstract

  • Surveillance EMB after 6 months post-OHT in patients receiving contemporary immunosuppression is associated with a low yield of EMB-confirmed rejection in the absence of a clinical indication or echocardiographic findings that support clinical rejection. Most episodes of cellular rejection are mild and do not warrant treatment or a change in immunosuppression. The frequency of EMBs did not correlate with an increased risk of cardiac allograft vasculopathy or death.

publication date

  • August 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.healun.2012.03.015

PubMed ID

  • 22609184

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 845

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 31

number

  • 8