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Cardiovascular risk in renal transplantation
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences. (Renal medicine)
2008 (English)In: Trends in Transplantation, ISSN 1887-455X, Vol. 2, no 2, 92-100 p.Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Renal transplant patients suffer from a higher risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The risk-factor spectrum is different from the general population; several risk factors are transplantation specific, and to a large extent dependent on the immunosuppressive drugs used to prevent rejection. Due to the complexity of the risk factors, the variable impact of each factor on different cardiovascular outcomes and the inter-relationships between risk factors, it is difficult to judge the overall cardiovascular risk in a single renal transplant patient. In this paper we review risk-factor data from the literature, limited to single risk factors and their impact on single cardiovascular outcomes. We believe that a cardiovascular risk calculator specific to the renal transplant population, which takes into account all the important risk factors for a cardiovascular event, based upon a high quality database such as the ALERT data set, may provide a solid guidance to means to assess the overall cardiovascular risk in renal transplant recipients.

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2008. Vol. 2, no 2, 92-100 p.
Keyword [en]
Renal, Transplantation, Cardiovascular, Risk factor.
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Urology and Nephrology
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Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-105025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-105025DiVA: diva2:220355
Available from: 2009-05-31 Created: 2009-05-31 Last updated: 2009-10-06Bibliographically approved

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