Cardiac allograft vasculopathy.

  title={Cardiac allograft vasculopathy.},
  author={Michael S. Lee and Will Finch and Giora Weisz and Ajay J. Kirtane},
  journal={Reviews in cardiovascular medicine},
  volume={12 3},
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is the most important cause of morbidity and mortality following cardiac transplantation. CAV is largely mediated by immunologic damage and infiltration of the endothelium, resulting in proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells and subsequent luminal narrowing. There are various risk factors for the development and progression of CAV. Coronary angiography is the gold standard for the diagnosis of CAV; intravascular ultrasound also plays an important role… CONTINUE READING

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