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Infections after Transplant: Lessons from the World\'s First Heart Transplant

Keywords : Cardiac Transplant, Chest X-ray, Infection, Pseudomonas

Citation Information : Infections after Transplant: Lessons from the World\'s First Heart Transplant. Bengal Physician Journal 2019; 6 (1):15-16.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10100-6102

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Infections in immunosuppressed patients are always a big challenge and even with the best of care, there is a lot of mortality and morbidity. This article describes the experience of Dr Christiaan Barnard and his team during and after the first cardiac transplant of 1967. Relevant points useful for today\'s clinicians are discussed in detail.


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