Novel Biomarker Approaches for Managing Patients With Cardiac Transplantation.

@article{Kennel2015NovelBA,
  title={Novel Biomarker Approaches for Managing Patients With Cardiac Transplantation.},
  author={Peter Johannes Kennel and Paul Christian Schulze},
  journal={Current heart failure reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          328-32
        }
}
Despite major advances in the medical care of patients following heart transplantation (HTx) and a steady increase in long-term survival, allograft surveillance is still based on endomyocardial biopsy, the gold standard since the 1970s. This invasive procedure calls for less burdening and more cost-effective approaches. In recent years, impressive progress has been made in utilizing blood-based biomarkers for the diagnosis and management of diseases in a variety of fields. Hence, a number of… CONTINUE READING