Clinical orthotopic cardiac transplantation.

  title={Clinical orthotopic cardiac transplantation.},
  author={Alexandre Slater and Jon B. Klein and Laman A Gray},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={153 6},
The results of orthotopic cardiac transplantation have improved dramatically since the early experiences in the late 1960s. After almost 20 years of research and experience and the introduction of cyclosporine, 1 and 5 year survival rates are now 80 percent and 60 percent, respectively. The number of potential recipients far exceeds that of available donors… CONTINUE READING