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Genome Research Alliance for Transplantation (GRAfT)

General Information

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Background Information

This study seeks to evaluate the relationship between donor-derived cell-free DNA and transplant rejection in heart and lung transplant patients. (Advanced Heart Failure group offers this study for heart transplant patients only.) 

This is a mid-Atlantic, multicenter prospective study to assess utility of donor-derived cell-free DNA as a marker of allograft rejection, cardiac allograft vasculopathy, CMV infection and other post-transplant complications.

Offered At

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042

Principal Investigator

Palak Shah, MD (Heart)

Eligibility Information

  • 18 years and older
  • Listed for cardiac transplant currently OR have had cardiac transplant within the past 3 months

Ineligibility Information

  • Have had a cardiac transplant > 3 months ago