O2 transport during exercise after cardiac transplantation.

  title={O2 transport during exercise after cardiac transplantation.},
  author={Marinett Meyer and Paolo Cerretelli and Ch. Cabrol and Johannes Piiper},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
Over the past two decades cardiac transplantation has emerged as a viable treatment of terminal heart failure and actuarial survival statistics have approached 75% for the first 5 years after operation. Though substantial differences exist between the performance of the cardiac allograft and the normal heart, the patient’s quality of life is improved considerably and many cardiac allograft recipients have returned to a normal life (3, 7).