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Association of pediatric heart transplant coronary vasculopathy with abnormal hemodynamic measures.
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PMID:  21426526     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Objective.  Transplant coronary artery disease (TCAD) is the limiting factor to long-term cardiac allograft survival; however, presymptomatic diagnosis remains challenging. To that concern, we evaluated the association of abnormal catheter-derived filling pressures with TCAD in pediatric heart transplant (HTx) recipients. Design, Patients, Outcome Measures.  Data from 52 presymptomatic pediatric HTx patients were analyzed. Catheter-derived right ventricular end-diastolic pressure (RVEDP) and pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) were recorded. Biopsies were collected to verify the absence of rejection. Results.  TCAD was diagnosed an average of 8.3 years post-HTx in 20 (38%) patients, six of whom died and four of whom underwent retransplantation. Catheter-derived pressure measurements showed that RVEDP was elevated in TCAD compared with non-TCAD patients (9.5 ± 6.0 vs. 5.4 ± 4.7; P= .005), as was the PCWP (12.9 ± 5.7 vs. 9.1 ± 5.7; P= .012). Results from logistic regression analysis showed RVEDP > 10 mm Hg or PCWP > 12 mm Hg was associated with TCAD (OR = 5.2; P= .010). Conclusions.  In this series, elevated ventricular filling pressures measured during routine surveillance catheterizations were associated with angiographic TCAD. Recognizing the association between elevated RVEDP/PCWP and TCAD may prompt earlier diagnosis and treatment of this potentially lethal process.
Ranjit Aiyagari; Melisa Nika; James G Gurney; Janet E Donohue; Mary C Zamberlan; Karen King; Dennis C Crowley; Robert J Gajarski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congenital heart disease     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1747-0803     ISO Abbreviation:  Congenit Heart Dis     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256510     Medline TA:  Congenit Heart Dis     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  128-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 Copyright the Authors. Congenital Heart Disease © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Michigan Health Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
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