Cardiac arrhythmias and acute rejection in human to human cardiac transplantation; an exploratory study

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Title:
Cardiac arrhythmias and acute rejection in human to human cardiac transplantation; an exploratory study
Author:
Nicholson, Edwina Gaylene, 1960-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
An exploratory study design was used to describe the relationship between the degree of acute rejection and the presence of cardiac arrhythmias in cardiac transplant patients. The frequencies and types of cardiac arrhythmias were observed in relationship to the results of endomyocardial biopsy and the serum T cell levels. A retrospective primary review of records was conducted utilizing 42 cardiac transplant recipients with a total of 128 endomyocardial biopsy procedures, the unit of analysis. In general, more cardiac arrhythmias were recorded after endomyocarial biopsy than before and the majority were atrial type arrhythmias, followed by ventricular and junctional arrhythmias. The significant relationships occurred between conduction arrhythmias, both frequency and type, and acute rejection. However, very small numbers of conduction arrhythmias were reported. Previous relationships between cardiac arrhythmias in general and acute rejection were not supported, possibly due to the effects of cyclosporine (Sandimmune).
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Medicine and Surgery.; Health Sciences, Nursing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Gerber, Rose M.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleCardiac arrhythmias and acute rejection in human to human cardiac transplantation; an exploratory studyen_US
dc.creatorNicholson, Edwina Gaylene, 1960-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, Edwina Gaylene, 1960-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn exploratory study design was used to describe the relationship between the degree of acute rejection and the presence of cardiac arrhythmias in cardiac transplant patients. The frequencies and types of cardiac arrhythmias were observed in relationship to the results of endomyocardial biopsy and the serum T cell levels. A retrospective primary review of records was conducted utilizing 42 cardiac transplant recipients with a total of 128 endomyocardial biopsy procedures, the unit of analysis. In general, more cardiac arrhythmias were recorded after endomyocarial biopsy than before and the majority were atrial type arrhythmias, followed by ventricular and junctional arrhythmias. The significant relationships occurred between conduction arrhythmias, both frequency and type, and acute rejection. However, very small numbers of conduction arrhythmias were reported. Previous relationships between cardiac arrhythmias in general and acute rejection were not supported, possibly due to the effects of cyclosporine (Sandimmune).en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Medicine and Surgery.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGerber, Rose M.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342669en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26592800en_US
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