Cardiac evaluation prior to kidney transplantation.

Abstract

Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for most patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), offering improved quality of life and overall survival rates. However, the limited supply of available organs makes this a scarce resource. Cardiovascular complications continue to be the leading cause of mortality in… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-139X.2010.00725.x

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