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Cardiac allograft vasculopathy : complications and imaging studies.
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PMID:  20981397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is an accelerated form of coronary artery disease affecting both intramyocardial and epicardial coronary arteries and is observed in patients during long-term survival after cardiac transplantation. We report a case of CAV complicated with silent transmural myocardial infarction and massive left ventricular thrombus formation associated with silent pericarditis and with ischemic and non-ischemic scar tissue, as detected by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI). The authors suggest CMRI as an additional technique along with echocardiography during follow-up of heart transplant recipients. CMRI may contribute to the early identification of areas of myocardial wall abnormalities suggestive of CAV, thus guiding diagnosis and prompt percutaneous treatment.
G Di Bella; F Minutoli; S Coglitore; A Recupero; R Donato; R Caruso; P Grimaldi; S Lentini
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Herz     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1615-6692     ISO Abbreviation:  Herz     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801231     Medline TA:  Herz     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  630-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinical and Experimental Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, Cardiology Unit, University of Messina, Italy.
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