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Outcome of heart transplants 15 to 20 years ago: graft survival, post-transplant morbidity, and risk factors for mortality.

Authors
  • Roussel, Jean C1
  • Baron, Olivier
  • Périgaud, Christian
  • Bizouarn, Philippe
  • Pattier, Sabine
  • Habash, Oussama
  • Mugniot, Antoine
  • Petit, Thierry
  • Michaud, Jean L
  • Heymann, Marie Françoise
  • Treilhaud, Michèle
  • Trochu, Jean N
  • Gueffet, Jean P
  • Lamirault, Guillaume
  • Duveau, Daniel
  • Despins, Philippe
  • 1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Nantes Hospital University, Nantes, France. [email protected] , (France)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation
Publication Date
May 2008
Volume
27
Issue
5
Pages
486–493
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2008.01.019
PMID: 18442713
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Long-term survival at 15 years after cardiac transplantation remains excellent in the cyclosporine era. Controlling acute allograft rejection can be achieved but seems to carry a high rate of cancers and renal dysfunction. History of cigarette use affects significantly long-term survival in our study.

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