Journal Article

IV.5.1 Cardiovascular disease after renal transplantation

in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation

Published on behalf of European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Assoc

Volume 17, issue suppl_4, pages 24-25
Published in print April 2002 | ISSN: 0931-0509
Published online April 2002 | e-ISSN: 1460-2385 | DOI:
IV.5.1 Cardiovascular disease after renal transplantation

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A. Post‐transplant cardiovascular disease is very common, an important cause of morbidity and the first cause of mortality in renal transplant recipients. Therefore, detection and early treatment of post‐transplant cardiovascular disease are mandatory.

(Evidence level B)

B. Specific risk factors for developing post‐transplant cardiovascular disease include pre‐transplant cardiovascular disease, arterial hypertension, uraemia (graft dysfunction), hyperlipidaemia, diabetes mellitus, smoking and immunosuppressive treatment. These factors should be targeted for intervention.

(Evidence level C)

C. Pre‐transplant cardiovascular disease is a major risk factor for post‐transplant cardiovascular disease. Therefore, prior to transplantation, it is mandatory to detect and treat symptomatic coronary artery disease, heart failure due to valvular failure or cardiomyopathy, and pericardial constriction. This policy should also be followed in asymptomatic diabetic patients.

(Evidence level B)

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Subjects: Nephrology

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