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Improved cardiac function after renal transplantation.
  1. S. J. Fleming,
  2. J. L. Caplin,
  3. S. O. Banim,
  4. L. R. Baker


    There are few reports of the outcome of renal transplantation in patients with severe left ventricular (LV) impairment. We describe three men with chronic disabling heart failure associated with LV dysfunction in whom a remarkable improvement in cardiac function followed renal transplantation. Transplantation may offer the prospect of successful rehabilitation in these circumstances. Undue pessimism as to the prognosis in such patients is unwarranted.

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