CLiNICAL HEART TRANSPLANTATION Changes in Myocardial Vasoreactivity After Drastic Reduction of Plasma Fibrinogen and Cholesterol: a Clinical Study in Long-term Heart Transplant Survivors Using Positron Emission Tomography


Background: Given the central importance of the microvasculature in heart transplant recipients, we investigated the possibility of increasing cardiac perfusion after reduction of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)cholesterol, lipoprotein (a), C-reactive protein (CRP) and fibrinogen plasma levels after apheresis treatment in transplanted patients. Methods: Ten… (More)