Chronic rejection in DLA identical dogs after orthotopic cardiac transplantation
The justification for clinical cardiac transplantation is that it should solve end-stage cardiac disease when no other medical or surgical treatment is available (76). However, after cardiac transplantation the main barriers to long-term survival and complete rehabilitation include the management of acute rejection episodes, the complications related to the immunosuppressive therapy and the progression of graft arteriosclerosis or chronic rejection (77). Although a progressive increase in patient survival has become apparent (77), many aspects of the process of acute and chronic cardiac allograft rejection have yet to be studied.
|Keywords||cardiology, heart transplantation, rejection|
|Promotor||Bos, E. (Egbert)|
|Sponsor||Hippocrates Studiefonds , Netherlands Heart Foundation|
|Publisher||Erasmus University Rotterdam|
Penn, O.C.K.M.. (1979, April 18). Chronic rejection in DLA identical dogs after orthotopic cardiac transplantation. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/25766