Distribution and morphologic features of coronary artery disease in cardiac allografts: an intracoronary ultrasound study

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. Jan-Feb 1995;8(1):1-8. doi: 10.1016/s0894-7317(05)80351-7.

Abstract

The longitudinal distribution and circumferential pattern of coronary intimal proliferation were studied with intravascular ultrasonography in 135 patients after heart transplantation. Eighty-seven (64%) of 135 patients had significant intimal thickening, with most lesions (63%) concentric and free of fibrosis or calcification. Both diffuse and nonuniform longitudinal patterns of intimal thickening were found.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Calcinosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Calcinosis / pathology
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Constriction, Pathologic / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging*
  • Coronary Disease / pathology
  • Coronary Vessels / diagnostic imaging*
  • Coronary Vessels / pathology
  • Female
  • Fibrosis
  • Heart Transplantation* / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional*