Correlation of noninvasive markers of cardiac allograft rejection with endomyocardial biopsy: A case report

Marian Manankil, Ashim Aggarwal, Sunil Pauwaa, Geetha Bhat

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Abstract

Although endomyocardial biopsy remains the gold standard to diagnose cardiac allograft rejection, the search continues for clinical parameters that may aid in the early diagnosis of rejection. We report the case of a 29-year-old man who underwent orthotopic heart transplantation and subsequently had multifocal moderate allograft rejection. During the patient's hospital course, he exhibited a number of clinical parameters that served as important clues for the worsening rejection. After aggressive immunosuppression, the improvement of these markers hinted toward his eventual recovery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-521
Number of pages4
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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