Role of cytomegalovirus infection in the development of coronary artery disease in the transplanted heart.

@article{Loebe1990RoleOC,
  title={Role of cytomegalovirus infection in the development of coronary artery disease in the transplanted heart.},
  author={Matthias M Loebe and St. Sch{\"u}ler and O Zais and Henning Warnecke and Eckart Fleck and Roland Hetzer},
  journal={The Journal of heart transplantation},
  year={1990},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={707-11}
}
In heart transplantation, accelerated graft arteriosclerosis leading to late postoperative graft failure is still an unsolved problem, and its pathogenesis is poorly understood. The existence of multiple underlying mechanisms has been discussed without conclusive results. In kidney transplantation, a negative influence of cytomegalovirus infection on long-term graft function and patient survival could be demonstrated. To evaluate the role of this infection on the incidence of coronary artery… CONTINUE READING