Intervention Protocol

Primary immunosuppression following heart transplantation

  1. Katrina Ford1,*,
  2. Jacob Simmonds2,
  3. Michael Burch2,
  4. Mike J Clarke3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Heart Group

Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008135


How to Cite

Ford K, Simmonds J, Burch M, Clarke MJ. Primary immunosuppression following heart transplantation (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD008135. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008135.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Pharmacy Department, London, UK

  2. 2

    Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Cardiology Department, London, UK

  3. 3

    UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford, UK

*Katrina Ford, Pharmacy Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Great Ormond Street, London, WC1N 3JH, UK. katr1naford@hotmail.com. fordk2@gosh.nhs.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 7 OCT 2009

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The aims of this review are to identify and evaluate the findings of randomised controlled trials comparing tacrolimus versus ciclosporin in heart transplantation, in order to assess the comparative efficacy and safety of these two drugs for patients receiving their first heart transplant.