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Revista médica de Chile

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RIEDEMANN S, Erick et al. Angina after a heart transplant with evidence of late sympathetic reinnervation: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2007, vol.135, n.12, pp.1577-1581. ISSN 0034-9887.

We report a 56 years-old man presenting with chest pain with exercise, seven years after an orthotopic heart transplant. A coronary angiography showed an atherosclerotic lesion in the common left main coronary artery with more than 90% obstruction. The lesion was successfully treated with a transluminal angioplasty with stenting. A 131-1 metaiodobenylguanidine (MIBG) scan demonstrated sympathetic reinnervation. Sixteen months later, due to progression of allograft vasculopathy, coronary artery bypass was required

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