The physical, occupational, and social status of 56 patients who survived six or more months after cardiac transplantation at Stanford University Medical Center was reviewed. Fifty-one (91%) were classified as successfully rehabilitated. Four (7%) retained substantial physical disability, and one (2%) experienced psychiatric disability. These results demonstrate the therapeutic usefulness of cardiac transplantation in carefully selected recipients.
(JAMA 236:2082-2084, 1976)