Heart Allograft Biopsy Interpretation

Figure 1. This is a typical example of ischemia/reperfusion injury in a cardiac allograft biopsy obtained 10 days after transplantation. The most important distinguishing features are areas of myocyte dropout (arrows) which are not associated with significant mononuclear inflammation. A variable number of neutrophils and pigmented macrophages may be present.

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