Sharon Hunt

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Screening and Treating Transplant Coronary Artery Disease

I. Coronary Allograft Vasculopathy: what every physician needs to know Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV), also known as transplant coronary artery disease and cardiac transplant vasculopathy, is characterized by diffuse intimal thickening and luminal narrowing in the arteries of the allograft. It may affect the epicardial coronary arteries as well as the microcirculation. It is the…

Recognizing and Treating Rejection

I. Transplant Heart rejection: What every physician needs to know. As is the case with all transplanted solid organs, the cardiac allograft is subject to immune-mediated rejection since the recipient’s immune system recognizes the donor heart as foreign tissue. There are two generic types of rejection: cellular rejection (the most common type) and antibody mediated…

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