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Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine


BACKGROUND: Post-transplant malignancy (PTM) causes long-term morbidity and mortality in heart transplant (HTx) recipients. However, the detailed characteristics or predictors of PTM are not well-known. We evaluated the incidence, characteristics, long-term outcomes, and predictors of

METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the types and characteristics of

RESULTS: Two hundred and six patients (20.8%) had

CONCLUSION: Older age, white race, and longer administration of immunosuppressive therapies were independent risk factors for PTM, which was associated with increased mortality. Further research is necessary for the prevention and early detection of PTM in HTx recipients.


post-transplant malignancy, prognosis, heart transplant, de novo malignancies after heart transplantation, outcome



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