Outcome of heart transplantation in patients with amyloid cardiomyopathy

  title={Outcome of heart transplantation in patients with amyloid cardiomyopathy},
  author={Jacques Kpodonu and Malek G. Massad and Amitra E B Caines and Alexander S. Geha},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  volume={24 11},
BACKGROUND We retrospectively reviewed the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database to assess the survival of patients with amyloidosis who were treated by heart transplantation. METHODS Over a 15-year period, 69 patients had received orthotopic heart transplants and were entered into the database with the diagnosis of amyloidosis. The cohort consisted of 38 men and 31 women. Mean age was 51 years. RESULTS There were 5 operative deaths and 29 late deaths at a mean follow-up of 40… CONTINUE READING


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