Sensory reinnervation of the heart after cardiac transplantation

Barry F. Uretsky, Jiang gu, S. Muralidharan, Robert F. Wilson, Andrew L. Mcginn, Randall P. Stark

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To the Editor: We agree with the observations of Stark et al. (June 20 issue)1 that chest pain can occur with myocardial ischemia in some cardiac-transplant recipients. The case we report emphasizes that in transplant recipients myocardial ischemia may develop in a myocardial region even when recent coronary arteriography has shown only minimal luminal disease. A 54-year-old man who had undergone transplantation five years earlier for idiopathic cardiomyopathy had severe chest pain three weeks after a cardiac catheterization that showed total occlusion of the circumflex vessel with only diffuse minimal luminal irregularities of the left anterior descending and right coronary. . .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2 1992

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