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Recurrence of Myocardial Disease in the Transplanted Heart

  • A. M. Keogh

Abstract

The question of the potential for recurrence of the underlying disease in the cardiac allograft arises most frequently, in Westernized countries at least, in relation to amyloid and sarcoid heart disease and giant cell myocarditis. It is about these that the literature contains the most information. Far less information is available on disease recurrence in hemochromatosis, Chagas’ disease, and tumors involving the myocardium. One limitation of the literature is that follow-up is often relatively limited, particularly as the emphasis on results in cardiac transplantation is shifting away from 1-year survival towards long-term survival.

Keywords

Familial Mediterranean Fever Cardiac Transplantation Cardiac Sarcoidosis Cardiac Amyloidosis Heart Lung Transplant 
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