Heart Allograft Biopsy Interpretation

Obliterative Arteriopathy
Figure 3. GVD results in concentric narrowing of the epicardial coronary arteries, which predisposes to arterial thrombosis. In this section from a failed allograft at removed at the time of retransplantation, note the intimal thickening and superimposed arterial thrombosis(arrow). Note also the adventitial inflammation.


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