A comparative analysis of outcome after heart transplantation in patients aged 60 years and older: the University of Alberta experience.

@article{Nagendran2004ACA,
  title={A comparative analysis of outcome after heart transplantation in patients aged 60 years and older: the University of Alberta experience.},
  author={Jayan Nagendran and Stephen M. Wildhirt and Dennis L Modry and John Mullen and Arvind Koshal and Shao ‐ Hua Wang},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={559-62}
}
BACKGROUND The Registry of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) 2001 Annual Report indicated that the vast majority of heart transplant recipients are between 50 and 64 years of age. However, patient age beyond 60 years may have higher long-term mortality compared to younger patients. The purpose of this study was to compare short- and intermediate-term results including rates of acute rejection, transplant coronary artery disease, infections, malignancy, and… CONTINUE READING