Cardiac surgery in renal transplant recipients: experience from Washington Hospital Center.

@article{Zhang2006CardiacSI,
  title={Cardiac surgery in renal transplant recipients: experience from Washington Hospital Center.},
  author={Li Zhang and J. M. P{\'e}rez Garc{\'i}a and Peter C. Hill and Elizabeth Haile and Jimmy A Light and Paul J. Corso},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 4},
  pages={1379-84}
}
BACKGROUND The number of renal transplant survivors requiring surgical treatment for cardiovascular diseases is increasing. A retrospective study was conducted to determine the outcomes of renal transplant recipients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS Fifty-seven renal transplant recipients whose cardiac surgery was performed between 1987 and 2004, and whose allograft was functioning at the time of cardiac surgery, were identified. We analyzed postoperative mortality and morbidity as well as… CONTINUE READING

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Among 57 patients , 70.2% had hypertension , 54.4% diabetes , and 28.1% poor left ventricular function ( ejection fraction < 0.35 ) .
Among 57 patients , 70.2% had hypertension , 54.4% diabetes , and 28.1% poor left ventricular function ( ejection fraction < 0.35 ) .
Acute allograft failure requiring hemodialysis occurred in 28.6% of the patients with preoperative renal insufficiency , more frequent than those without preoperative renal insufficiency .
Acute allograft failure requiring hemodialysis occurred in 28.6% of the patients with preoperative renal insufficiency , more frequent than those without preoperative renal insufficiency .
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