Chapter 33. Pathology of the Cardiac Allograft

  1. Richard N. Fine MD Dean Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics2,
  2. Steven A. Webber MBChB, MRCP Professor of Pediatrics3,
  3. Kim M. Olthoff MD, FACS Associate Professor of Surgery Director4,
  4. Deirdre A. Kelly MD, FRCPI, FRCP, FRCPCH Professor of Paediatric Hepatology5 and
  5. William E. Harmon MD Professor of Pediatrics6
  1. Maria Parizhskaya MD Pathologist

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch33

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition

How to Cite

Parizhskaya, M. (2007) Pathology of the Cardiac Allograft, in Pediatric Solid Organ Transplantation, Second Edition (eds R. N. Fine, S. A. Webber, K. M. Olthoff, D. A. Kelly and W. E. Harmon), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312720.ch33

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, New York 11794-8111, USA

  2. 3

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Children's Hospital, 3705 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

  3. 4

    Liver Transplant Program, University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2 Dulles, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

  4. 5

    The Liver Unit, Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Trust, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, B4 6NH, UK

  5. 6

    Division of Nephrology, Children's Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Hunn-319, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Author Information

  1. Virginia Beach, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 24 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405124072

Online ISBN: 9781444312720



  • elastic trichrome;
  • diffuse interstitial hemorrhage;
  • perivascular or interstitial lymphocytic infiltrates;
  • multifocal inflammatory infiltrates;
  • endocardial quilty lesion;
  • toxoplasmosis;
  • cryptococcal pericarditis;
  • subendocardial granulation tissue


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Hyperacute Rejection

  • Reperfusion/Ischemic Injury

  • Acute Cellular Rejection

  • Acute Humoral Rejection

  • Chronic Rejection (Graft Vasculopathy, Post-Transplant Coronary Artery Disease)

  • Endocardial Quilty Lesion

  • Previous Biopsy Sites

  • Inflammation Secondary to Infection

  • References