Significance of pericardial effusion after heart transplantation

Guglielma R. Ciliberto, Maria C. Anjos, Edoardo Gronda, Edgardo Bonacina, Gianbattista Danzi, Paola Colombo, Maurizio Mangiavacchi, Antonia Alberti, Maria Frigerio, Claudio De Vita

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical significance of pericardial effusion after heart transplantation and to assess its correlation with acute rejection. One hundred fifty transplanted patients were followed up for the first year: serial echocardiographic studies were performed on the same day as were the endomyocardial biopsies; hemodynamic studies and coronary angiographies were performed 1 year after transplant. Ten days after surgery, pericardial effusion was absent in 77 patients, small in 52, moderate in 14, and large in 7, and was significantly related to severe postoperative bleeding (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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