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Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy (CAV)

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Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) is a complication that can occur after a heart transplant and which can ultimately cause graft failure. Its pathogenesis is not fully understood but may be related to loss of tissue plasminogen activator and impaired fibrinolysis.

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