Cause of death and sudden cardiac death after heart transplantation. An autopsy study.

@article{Alexander2003CauseOD,
  title={Cause of death and sudden cardiac death after heart transplantation. An autopsy study.},
  author={Russell T Alexander and Charles Steenbergen},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={119 5},
  pages={740-8}
}
Postmortem findings in 39 patients following cardiac transplantation are presented. Causes of death were right-sided heart failure after transplantation (6 [15%]), infection (5 [13%]), multisystem organ failure (4[10%]), complications of noncardiac surgery (3 [8%]), acute rejection (3 [8%]), malignant neoplasm (3 [8%]), graft vascular disease (3 [8%]), preservation procurement injury (3 [8%]), cardiac arrhythmia (2 [5%]), other (4 [10%]), and unclear (3 [8%]). Seven patients in medically stable… CONTINUE READING

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