Accession Number:

AD0618110

Title:

THE ULTRA-LOW FREQUENCY BALLISTOCARDIOGRAM IN DOGS AFTER AUTOTRANSPLANTATION OF THE HEART,

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Corporate Author:

STANFORD MEDICAL CENTER PALO ALTO CALIF

Report Date:

1965-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The ULF BCG was studied in six dogs 6-15 days after autotransplantation of the heart. In spite of the anticipated effects of denervation and traumatic surgery, the records were very nearly normal in five of the six dogs. The major abnormalities in the five dogs were underdeveloped H and K waves, plus a large diastolic filling wave. The records were quite similar to human tracings. It is suggested that the BCG may be an advantageous method for daily monitoring of patients after cardiac homotransplantation, since it would be possible to detect the rejection phenomenon in time to start immunosuppressive therapy. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE