Effect of ABO blood type on survival of heart transplant patients treated with cyclosporine.

@article{Nakatani1989EffectOA,
  title={Effect of ABO blood type on survival of heart transplant patients treated with cyclosporine.},
  author={Takeshi Nakatani and Hiroshi Aida and O. Howard Frazier and M P Macris},
  journal={The Journal of heart transplantation},
  year={1989},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={27-33}
}
We conducted a retrospective analysis of how ABO blood type matching affects the survival rate of heart transplant recipients. The study included 189 patients treated with cyclosporine who had heart transplantations at the Texas Heart Institute, Houston, between July 1982 and June 1987. There were 78 patients with blood type A, 28 with type B, five with type AB, and 78 with type O. Therefore, 33 patients had B antigen (types B and AB), and 156 lacked B antigen (types A and O). Of the 189… CONTINUE READING