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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