Luis Estevan Ianhez

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Guidelines for the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) and assess of risk in renal transplant candidates are based on the results of noninvasive testing, according to data originated in the nonuremic population. We evaluated prospectively the accuracy of 2 noninvasive tests and risk stratification in detecting CAD (>or=70% obstruction) and assessing(More)
BACKGROUND Left ventricular hypertrophy is common in renal transplant patients but the factors influencing its development remain to be determined. The present investigation was conducted to study the effect of blood pressure load on the left ventricular mass of recently transplanted patients using 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to examine prospectively the impact of renal transplantation on the morphological and functional characteristics of the carotid arteries and heart in a group of end-stage renal failure patients without overt cardiovascular disease, followed up for >3 years. METHODS Twenty-two patients were evaluated 2-3 weeks after(More)
BACKGROUND We tested the hypothesis that the universal application of myocardial scanning with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) would result in better risk stratification in renal transplant candidates (RTC) compared with SPECT being restricted to patients who, in addition to renal disease, had other clinical risk factors. METHODS RTCs(More)
The authors report on the myocardiopathy of seven patients with end-stage renal disease, characterized by fever, in four patients; tachycardia, gallop rhythm, pericardial rub, in most of patients; signs and symptoms of cardiac failure and increased cardiac area and alterations of the EKG in all patients. Good remission of the symptoms ws achieved in two(More)
BACKGROUND We validated a strategy for diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD) and prediction of cardiac events in high-risk renal transplant candidates (at least one of the following: age > or =50 years, diabetes, cardiovascular disease). METHODS A diagnosis and risk assessment strategy was used in 228 renal transplant candidates to validate an(More)
UNLABELLED The best strategy for pre-transplant investigation and treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD) is controversial. BACKGROUND We evaluated 167 renal transplant recipients before transplantation to determine the incidence of cardiac events and death. We performed clinical evaluations and myocardial scans in all patients and coronary angiography(More)
PURPOSE Transplant nephrectomy has been considered a hazardous procedure throughout transplantation history. Better surgical techniques and clinical treatment of patients have improved the results of this surgery in the last decades. We report the surgical complications of nephrectomy of early and late failed kidneys performed at a referral center. (More)
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