Stability of long-term renal function in heart transplant patients treated with induction therapy and low-dose cyclosporine

T. A. Gonwa, M. L. Mai, J. Pilcher, C. Johnson, S. Pierson, J. E. Capehart, P. A. Alivizatos

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Abstract

Long-term renal function was evaluated in heart transplant recipients who were treated with antilymphocyte globulin induction therapy and low-dose cyclosporine therapy. Although an initial 16% drop in the glomerular filtration rate occurred, long-term follow-up revealed stability of renal function. Four-year patient survival was 77.6%. Use of induction therapy with low-dose cyclosporine may preserve renal function without compromising long-term patient survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)926-928
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Volume11
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation

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    Gonwa, T. A., Mai, M. L., Pilcher, J., Johnson, C., Pierson, S., Capehart, J. E., & Alivizatos, P. A. (1992). Stability of long-term renal function in heart transplant patients treated with induction therapy and low-dose cyclosporine. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 11(5), 926-928.