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Cardiac transplantation. University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital experience.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8064283     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Cardiac transplantation at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center began in November 1986. Up to April 1993, 220 potential recipients were evaluated and 84 accepted. Sixty-three patients received transplants while 14 died awaiting a donor heart. Within six years, the average recipient age has increased from 40 to 59 years. The overall one, two, and five-year survival rates (including operative deaths) are 89.5%, 82%, and 76%, respectively. Postoperative complications and mortality were related to infection or rejection frequently encountered within the first 28 months; thereafter the actuarial survival curve showed minimal decay and the complication rate declined. One or more hospital readmissions were needed in 38 of 57 (67%) survivors. Among the 50 long-term survivors, 42% are working and 84% are in New York Heart Association functional Class I.
Authors:
D Norberg; E de Marchena; A Mitrani; H Bolooki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Florida Medical Association     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0015-4148     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fla Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1994 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-16     Completed Date:  1994-09-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505604     Medline TA:  J Fla Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Child
Florida / epidemiology
Graft Rejection / epidemiology
Heart Transplantation / adverse effects,  methods,  statistics & numerical data*
Hospital Charges
Humans
Immunosuppressive Agents / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Preoperative Care
Surgical Wound Infection / epidemiology
Survival Rate
Tissue Donors
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunosuppressive Agents

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