For patients who've had a heart transplant, the surgery is just the beginning. Patients must undergo dozens of tests and biopsies to check for rejection of the donor organ. This can be especially difficult on children. Now, a new approach could change the way doctors predict transplant rejection, without expensive, invasive procedures.
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