Decreased renal function is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular death after renal transplantation.

@article{MeierKriesche2003DecreasedRF,
  title={Decreased renal function is a strong risk factor for cardiovascular death after renal transplantation.},
  author={Herwig-Ulf Meier-Kriesche and Rajendra S Baliga and Bruce Kaplan},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2003},
  volume={75 8},
  pages={1291-5}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic kidney disease is thought to be a potential risk factor for cardiovascular death. In renal-allograft recipients, cardiovascular disease is the most significant cause of death. The purpose of this study was to investigate if renal function has a significant role in determining the risk for cardiovascular death in renal-allograft recipients. METHODS We analyzed 58,900 adult patients registered in the United States Renal Data System who received a primary renal transplant… CONTINUE READING

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