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Experience of percutaneous coronary intervention in the management of pediatric cardiac allograft vasculopathy JOURNAL OF HEART AND LUNG TRANSPLANTATION Tham, E. B., Yeung, A. C., Cheng, C. W., Bernstein, D., Chin, C., Feinstein, J. A. 2005; 24 (6): 769-773


In a retrospective study, we examined the procedural success rate and the short-, intermediate-, and long-term outcomes of coronary interventional procedures in children with cardiac allograft vasculopathy. Seven patients underwent 13 interventional procedures: balloon angioplasty alone (n = 3), angioplasty with stenting (n = 9), or angioplasty with brachytherapy (n = 1), with procedural success in all. Two major complications (cardiac arrest) and a single death occurred in the immediate postprocedural period. Five (83%) of the remaining 6 patients developed moderate to severe restenosis, diffuse disease, or progressive vasculopathy; 3 have been retransplanted, 1 died from progressive cardiac allograft vasculopathy, and 1 is awaiting retransplantation, 40 months after the procedure.

View details for DOI 10.1016/j.healun.2004.04.009

View details for PubMedID 15949739