Management of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy
Received: 31 May 2017; Published: 28 September 2017; doi: 10.21926/obm.transplant.1703005
Cardiac allograft vasculopathy(CAV) is one of the leading causes of death following the first 5 years after orthotopic heart transplantation(OHT) along with late graft failure( likely secondary to undiagnosed CAV. Currently there is no single medical treatment available for this condition except modification of risk factors and immunosuppression. Retrasplantation remains the hope for this entity with some limitations.