Cardiovascular Disease Care Fragmentation in Kidney Transplantation: A Call for Action.

Kidney transplantation (KT) is the treatment of choice for end stage kidney disease , offering the highest survival benefit amongst all the different renal replacement therapies1. Long term renal allograft and patient survival have shown substantial improvements over time: however, death with a functioning allograft remains the leading cause of late allograft loss with cardiovascular disease (CVD) related deaths representing a major cause of mortality2. While recipients of kidney transplants have lower risk for CVD when compared to the 10-20 fold increased risk in patients with dialysis, their risk of CVD is substantially higher than the general population3 (Figure 1).The transplantation milieu represents the confluence of several traditional and non- traditional cardiovascular risk factors intrinsic to the backdrop of chronic kidney disease (CKD).The entry point of a patient with advanced CKD into transplantation juxtaposes several patient and donor related cardiovascular risks factors including preexisting diabetes and hypertension, dialysis vintage, chronic inflammation, allograft quality, donor age and donor vascular disease.
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Policy Forum Source Type: research

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Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Tohoku J Exp Med Source Type: research
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Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl Source Type: research
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