Cardiac transplantation in women.

  • Sandra A Cupples
  • Published 1997 in Critical care nursing clinics of North America


This article reviews key physiologic and psychosocial issues that affect female heart transplant recipients. Pretransplant concerns ranging from possible gender bias to preformed antibodies are addressed. Posttransplant survival rates by gender and by pretransplant diagnosis are discussed as well as the incidence of major complications. Side effects of… (More)


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