Quilty lesions are associated with increased expression of vitronectin receptor (alphavbeta3) and subsequent development of coronary vasculopathy.

@article{Yamani2003QuiltyLA,
  title={Quilty lesions are associated with increased expression of vitronectin receptor (alphavbeta3) and subsequent development of coronary vasculopathy.},
  author={Mohamad H. Yamani and Norman B. Ratliff and Randall C. Starling and Emin Murat Tuzcu and Yonghao Yu and Daniel John Cook and Timothy John Crow and Robert J Hobbs and Gustavo A. Rincon and Corinne Bott-Silverman and P Mccarthy and James B. Young},
  journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={687-90}
}
BACKGROUND Quilty lesions are common after heart transplantation; however, their relationship to vasculopathy has not been described. We tested the hypothesis that Quilty lesions are associated with increased expression of vitronectin receptor (alphavbeta3) and the subsequent development of coronary vasculopathy. METHODS A total of 140 heart transplant recipients underwent coronary intravascular ultrasound at baseline and at 1 year after transplantation, and we measured the change in coronary… CONTINUE READING