Angiographic, intravascular ultrasound and functional findings early after orthotopic heart transplantation.

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Accelerated graft atherosclerosis is responsible for increased mortality and morbidity among heart transplant recipients. The aim of this in-vivo study was to evaluate coronary atherosclerotic vessel alterations and endothelial function. Seventeen patients (14 males; mean age 49.3 years; range 24 to 69) were studied an average of 11 weeks (range 5 to 21… (More)

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