Normalization of upright exercise hemodynamics and improved exercise capacity one year after orthotopic cardiac transplantation.

The mechanisms of improved functional capacity over the first year after cardiac transplantation are not well studied. To assess the contribution of cardiac changes to this improvement, the serial evolution of upright rest and exercise hemodynamics during graded upright bicycle exercise was studied in 17 patients at 3 and 12 months after heart… CONTINUE READING