November 26, 2012

Outcomes of adults with restrictive cardiomyopathy after heart transplantation.


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Restrictive cardiomyopathy is a clinical entity that is often challenging to manage pre-Tx. Restrictive cardiomyopathy has been studied more extensively in the pediatric population with reasonable overall survival after transplantation. Interestingly, the prevalence of heart transplantation in the USA due to restrictive cardiomyopathy is low (1.4%), but is comparable to that for patients transplanted for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Long-term survival after heart transplantation was similar for restrictive cardiomyopathy patients when compared with all non-restrictive cardiomyopathy patients, but was worse when compared with hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathies.

Cardiac Transplantation

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