End-stage renal failure and cardiac mortality after heart transplantation.

  title={End-stage renal failure and cardiac mortality after heart transplantation.},
  author={Mario S{\'e}n{\'e}chal and Richard Dorent and Sophie T{\'e}z{\'e}nas du Montcel and Jean-Jacques Ghossou and Alain J. Pavie and Thierry Petitclerc and Michelle Dubois and Richard Isnard and Iradj Gandjbakhch},
  journal={Clinical transplantation},
  volume={18 1},
BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality after the first year of heart transplantation. End-stage renal failure (ESRF) is more frequent because of long-term survival. Impact of ESRF on cardiac mortality in heart transplant patients is unappreciated. The hypothesis of accelerated CAD in uremic patients has been suggested… CONTINUE READING