The purpose of clinic visits after transplant is to monitor for rejection and closely screen for the side effects of the various medications. Since the incidence of rejection is the highest during the first few months, frequent clinic visits and biopsies are scheduled during the first year after transplant. Screening biopsies are currently the only reliable means to predict rejection.
Weekly biopsy and clinic
Every other week biopsy and clinic
Monthly biopsy and clinic
Clinic once a month and biopsy every other month
After 12 months:
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More Heart Transplant Resources
- An Overview of the Cardiac Transplantation Evaluation Process
- Pre-Transplant Immunologic Assessment
- Which Diagnostic Tests are Commonly Performed in the Evaluation Process?
- What Happens After the Evaluation Testing is Completed?
- Transplant Waiting List
- Surgery & Postoperative Care
- Care and Concerns with Your New Heart
- Post-Transplant Immunologic Activities
- Immunosuppressant Therapy
- Heart Biopsies
- Lifestyle Changes after Your Operation
- Support Services
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