The role of multimodality cardiac imaging in the transplanted heart.

@article{Estep2009TheRO,
  title={The role of multimodality cardiac imaging in the transplanted heart.},
  author={Jerry D. Estep and Dipan J. Shah and Sherif F. Nagueh and John J. Mahmarian and Guillermo Torre-Amione and William A. Zoghbi},
  journal={JACC. Cardiovascular imaging},
  year={2009},
  volume={2 9},
  pages={1126-40}
}
Heart transplantation (HT) is an established life-saving treatment option for patients with end-stage heart failure. Despite many advances in the field, the development of acute cellular rejection (ACR) and cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) represent significant causes of 1- and 5-year morbidity and mortality, respectively. The search for noninvasive techniques to assess cardiac allograft function and detect treatable ACR and CAV remains a priority objective for heart transplant… CONTINUE READING
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