Aortic pulse wave velocity in renal transplant patients.

  title={Aortic pulse wave velocity in renal transplant patients.},
  author={Sola Aoun Bahous and Antoine G Stephan and Wadad M Barakat and Jacques Blacher and Roland Asmar and Michel E. Safar},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={66 4},
BACKGROUND In subjects with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis, aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV) is increased independently of blood pressure level and mostly is a strong predictor of cardiovascular risk. Few studies on this subject have been performed in renal transplant patients. METHODS Aortic PWV was determined noninvasively in 106 patients with kidney transplantation and treated using a standard immunosuppression protocol. Mean age was 43 +/- 14 years. During the… CONTINUE READING


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