Pulmonary Transfer Factor in Heart Transplant Patients

Al-Rawas, Omar Awadh Salim (1997) Pulmonary Transfer Factor in Heart Transplant Patients. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

A number of studies have shown a consistent reduction in pulmonary transfer factor (TLCO) after heart transplantation despite improvement in lung volumes and cardiopulmonary haemodynamics. The mechanism and causes of this decline have not been determined and the clinical significance of TLCO reduction in heart transplant recipients is unknown. The aims of the studies comprising this thesis were to describe prospectively the longitudinal changes in TLCO after heart transplantation, determine the mechanisms and causes of its decline and to evaluate the effect of TLCO reduction on gas exchange and exercise performance.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: R D Stevenson
Keywords: Medicine, Surgery
Date of Award: 1997
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1997-74579
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 17:42
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 17:42
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/74579

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