Journal Article

Left ventricular systolic dysfunction in a cardiac transplant recipient treated with carvedilol

Roy S. Gardner, James McGowan and Theresa A. McDonagh

in European Journal of Heart Failure

Published on behalf of European Society of Cardiology

Volume 4, issue 3, pages 377-379
Published in print June 2002 | ISSN: 1388-9842
Published online June 2002 | e-ISSN: 1879-0844 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1388-9842(02)00012-0
Left ventricular systolic dysfunction in a cardiac transplant recipient treated with carvedilol

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A 49-year-old cardiac transplant recipient with idiopathic left ventricular systolic dysfunction was treated with carvedilol. After 8 months, his ejection fraction, measured by radionuclide ventriculography, had increased from 14 to 30% with an associated improvement in symptoms.

Keywords: Cardiac transplantation; Heart failure; Left ventricular systolic dysfunction; Beta-blocker

Journal Article.  1354 words. 

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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