Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Renal and Liver Transplant Candidates: A Multidisciplinary Institutional Standardized Approach

In the modern era, renal and liver transplant candidates present with a greater medical complexity driven in part by a higher prevalence of cardiovascular conditions, including coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, and cardiomyopathies. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death after kidney transplantation worldwide. Similarly, an increase in the number of patients being listed with end-stage liver disease from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and a rising model for end-stage liver disease scores at the time of liver transplant in the United States parallel an increasing cardiovascular disease risk profile for liver transplant candidates. A large degree of variation exists among clinical practice guidelines and transplant center practice patterns regarding patient selection for routine cardiac testing and the choice of testing modalities. Here, we review the clinical practice guidelines established at our center by a multidisciplinary group, including transplant nephrology, hepatology, and surgery, as well as general and interventional cardiology, with the goal of improving patient selection and reducing adverse cardiac events posttransplant.
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