Robert D. Leachman, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Louis L. Leatherman, M.D.; Donald G. Rochelle, M.D.; John R. Montgomery, M.D.; Gerald M. Lemole, M.D.
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Transplantation of the human heart is now a A possible means of therapy for those patients with advanced heart disease that is not amenable to other forms of therapy. This paper is based on experience gained in the clinical management of 14 adult heart transplant patients.
The preferred donor is one who has sustained a fatal head injury, intracerebral hemorrhage, or is in the terminal stage of a localized intracerebral neoplasm. Careful assessment of the potential recipient's renal, hepatic, pulmonary, and bone marrow status is carried out before transplantation. Cultures of the skin, urine, stool, and throat are also performed.
Robert D. Leachman, Louis L. Leatherman, Donald G. Rochelle, John R. Montgomery, Gerald M. Lemole. Medical Management of Cardiac Transplants.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1078. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-5-1078_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(5):1078.
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