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November 1, 1976

Rehabilitation After Cardiac Transplantation

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, Calif.

JAMA. 1976;236(18):2082-2084. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270190038026

The physical, occupational, and social status of 56 patients who survived six or more months after cardiac transplantation at Stanford University Medical Center was reviewed. Fifty-one (91%) were classified as successfully rehabilitated. Four (7%) retained substantial physical disability, and one (2%) experienced psychiatric disability. These results demonstrate the therapeutic usefulness of cardiac transplantation in carefully selected recipients.

(JAMA 236:2082-2084, 1976)