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Immune system: How your immune system works (Heart Transplant Manual, chapter 1)  
Abstract:  This chapter of the Heart Transplant Manual describes the immune system. It explains the four phases of immune response, and why immunosuppression is needed by heart transplant patients.
Author: Cardiac Transplant Service
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2005, October 1, 2012
UWMC Availability:  Cardiology Clinic/Cardiac Diagnostic Services; Cardiac Transplant Service
General Topics:  Cardiovascular Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Immune System; Heart Transplantation; Heart Diseases and Disorders; Heart
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Manual
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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