Cardiovascular effects of successful renal transplantation: a 1-year sequential study of left ventricular morphology and function, and 24-hour blood pressure profile.

@article{Ferreira2002CardiovascularEO,
  title={Cardiovascular effects of successful renal transplantation: a 1-year sequential study of left ventricular morphology and function, and 24-hour blood pressure profile.},
  author={Soraia R C Ferreira and Valdir Ambr{\'o}sio Mois{\'e}s and Agostinho Tavares and {\'A}lvaro Pacheco-Silva},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2002},
  volume={74 11},
  pages={1580-7}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in renal transplant recipients. The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of a successful renal transplantation on left ventricular morphology and function and on the 24-hr blood pressure profile. METHODS Twenty-four patients with end-stage renal disease were prospectively studied by ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and echocardiography before and at 3, 6, and 12 months after renal transplantation. Patients were… CONTINUE READING