Correlation of donor characteristics with transplant coronary artery disease as assessed by intracoronary ultrasound and coronary angiography.

@article{Rickenbacher1995CorrelationOD,
  title={Correlation of donor characteristics with transplant coronary artery disease as assessed by intracoronary ultrasound and coronary angiography.},
  author={Peter Rickenbacher and F. J. V. Pinto and Neil P Lewis and Sharon Ann Hunt and Patricia Gamberg and Edwin L. Alderman and John Speer Schroeder and Hannah A. Valantine},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={340-5}
}
The mechanisms responsible for transplant coronary artery disease (CAD) and its predisposing factors remain incompletely understood. The influence of donor characteristics as predisposing factors has not been studied systematically. We examined the correlation of donor demographic, clinical, and immunologic parameters with transplant CAD assessed by both intracoronary ultrasound (ICUS) and coronary angiography in 116 heart transplant recipients (age 44.7 +/- 12.0 years) studied 3.4 years (range… CONTINUE READING