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Cardiovascular disease in early kidney transplantation: comparison between living and deceased donor recipients.
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PMID:  23195014     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality is extremely high among kidney transplant recipients (KTRs), particularly in the first months after transplantation. Few data are available comparing the cardiovascular profile between KTRs from living versus deceased donors.
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of CVD in the first 2 months following transplantation, among 120 KTRs of living versus deceased donor organs.
RESULTS: Left ventricular hypertrophy was observed in 65% of patients, coronary artery calcification in 30%, and cardiac arrhythmias in 46%. CVD was more prevalent among KTRs from deceased versus living donors: ventricular hypertrophy 87% versus 59% (P = .008); coronary artery calcification 42% versus 24% (P = .04); and cardiac arrhythmias 59% versus 39% (P = .06). Multiple logistic regression analysis adjusted for age and dialysis vintage, showed graft donor to not be associated with the prevalence of any CVD (β coefficient 0.912, 95% confidence interval 0.276-3.012, P = .88).
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the present study demonstrated an elevated prevalence of CVD among KTRs. Patient characteristics, mainly longer length on dialysis seemed to contribute to a greater prevalence of cardiovascular complications among KTRs from deceased compared with living donors on univariate but not multivariate analysis.
D C Yazbek; A B de Carvalho; C S Barros; A P Marcassi; J O M Pestana; F C Fachini; J L Cassiolato; M E F Canziani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplantation proceedings     Volume:  44     ISSN:  1873-2623     ISO Abbreviation:  Transplant. Proc.     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243532     Medline TA:  Transplant Proc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3001-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Nephrology Division, Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
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