Endothelial dysfunction and cytomegalovirus replication in pediatric heart transplantation.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Cardiac allograft vasculopathy is the major limiting factor to the long-term success of pediatric heart transplantation. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has been shown to be a significant risk factor for the development of cardiac allograft vasculopathy. Recent work has demonstrated CMV DNA in leukocytes in the absence of direct allograft infection… (More)
DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.107.718874

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