Development of coronary artery disease in cardiac transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporine and prednisone.

@article{Uretsky1987DevelopmentOC,
  title={Development of coronary artery disease in cardiac transplant patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy with cyclosporine and prednisone.},
  author={Barry F Uretsky and Sangita Murali and P. Sudhakar Reddy and Bruce S. Rabin and A Lee and Bartley P. Griffith and R. L. Hardesty and Alfredo Trento and Henry T. Bahnson},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1987},
  volume={76 4},
  pages={827-34}
}
Coronary artery disease (CAD) has been shown in previous uncontrolled studies to be a limiting factor to long-term survival in patients undergoing cardiac transplantation and who were taking conventional immunosuppressive agents. To study the development of CAD after cardiac transplantation in patients taking the newer immunosuppressive agent cyclosporine, we prospectively performed yearly coronary arteriography on all eligible transplantation patients (first year, 57 patients; second year, 30… CONTINUE READING