Accelerated atherosclerosis in a cardiac transplant patient

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A cardiac transplant patient with rapidly progressive graft atherosclerosis is described. This case demonstrates the accelerated nature of this disease and problems in diagnosis, as well as an unexpected and previously unreported lack of sensitivity of exercise thallium scintigraphy in its investigation. This case also gives further support to the practice of routinely and frequently obtaining coronary arteriograms in the management of these patients. © 1985, American College of Cardiology Foundation. All rights reserved.




Nitkin, R. S., Hunt, S. A., & Schroeder, J. S. (1985). Accelerated atherosclerosis in a cardiac transplant patient. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 6(1), 243–245.

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