Histopathology of Cardiac Xenograft Rejection

  • A. G. Rose


Widespread acceptance of cardiac transplantation as the treatment for endstage heart failure has placed ever increasing demands upon human organ donation. Despite increased public acceptance of organ donation, human sources of transplanted hearts continue to be insufficient to meet the demand. Whilst formidable problems, particularly that of hyperacute rejection, stand in the way of cross-species organ transplantation, the pressing paucity of human donor hearts has led to renewed interest in xenotransplantation and, consequently, in finding a means of preventing hyperacute rejection.


Cardiac Allograft Hyperacute Rejection Total Lymphoid Irradiation Cardiac Allograft Rejection Vascular Rejection 
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