Cardiac allograft vasculopathy: a review.

  title={Cardiac allograft vasculopathy: a review.},
  author={Michael Weis and Wolfgang von Scheidt},
  volume={96 6},
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) remains a troublesome long-term complication of heart transplantation. It is manifested by a unique and unusually accelerated form of coronary disease affecting both intramural and epicardial coronary arteries and veins.CAV is characterized by vascular injury induced by a variety of noxious stimuli, including the immune system response to the allograft, ischemia-reperfusion injury, viral infection, immunosuppressive drugs, and classic risk factors such as… CONTINUE READING
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