HLA compatibility and graft survival after heart transplantation

Paul Hauptman, Pierre Vereerstraeten, Daniel Abramowicz, Marc Andrien, Gerhard Opelz, Thomas Wujciak

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To the Editor: Opelz and Wujciak and their colleagues are to be congratulated for maintaining a multicenter registry in the Collaborative Transplant Study (March 24 issue)1. However, before their recommendations for realigning the organ-delivery system are implemented, they must first prove that the degree of HLA mismatching has an effect on the incidence and severity of the serious complication graft arteriosclerosis, which currently limits long-term survival of heart-transplant recipients2. Furthermore, it is unrealistic to propose that 20 percent of organs can be safely set aside for emergency transplantations. As has been shown, the overall trend is for transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)404-405
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume331
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 11 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Graft Survival
Heart Transplantation
Transplants
Transplantation
Arteriosclerosis
Registries
Emergencies
Incidence

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Hauptman, P., Vereerstraeten, P., Abramowicz, D., Andrien, M., Opelz, G., & Wujciak, T. (1994). HLA compatibility and graft survival after heart transplantation. New England Journal of Medicine, 331(6), 404-405. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199408113310616

HLA compatibility and graft survival after heart transplantation. / Hauptman, Paul; Vereerstraeten, Pierre; Abramowicz, Daniel; Andrien, Marc; Opelz, Gerhard; Wujciak, Thomas.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 331, No. 6, 11.08.1994, p. 404-405.

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Hauptman, P, Vereerstraeten, P, Abramowicz, D, Andrien, M, Opelz, G & Wujciak, T 1994, 'HLA compatibility and graft survival after heart transplantation', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 331, no. 6, pp. 404-405. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199408113310616
Hauptman, Paul ; Vereerstraeten, Pierre ; Abramowicz, Daniel ; Andrien, Marc ; Opelz, Gerhard ; Wujciak, Thomas. / HLA compatibility and graft survival after heart transplantation. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1994 ; Vol. 331, No. 6. pp. 404-405.
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