Associations between pre-kidney-transplant risk factors and post-transplant cardiovascular events and death.

@article{Aalten2008AssociationsBP,
  title={Associations between pre-kidney-transplant risk factors and post-transplant cardiovascular events and death.},
  author={Jeroen Aalten and Ellen K Hoogeveen and Joke I. Roodnat and Willem W Weimar and George Florimond Borm and Johan W. de Fijter and Andries J. Hoitsma},
  journal={Transplant international : official journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 10},
  pages={985-91}
}
The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in renal transplant candidates is high. A better understanding of the relation between these risk factors and cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is mandatory to improve transplantation outcome. In this retrospective cohort study 2187 adult patients who received a first kidney transplant between 1984 and 1997 were included. We analyzed the incidence of post-transplant cardiovascular events and tried to identify independent pretransplant risk… CONTINUE READING
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