Cardiac screening prior to renal transplantation – good intentions, rather than good evidence, dictate practice

Rankin, A. J. and Mark, P. B. (2021) Cardiac screening prior to renal transplantation – good intentions, rather than good evidence, dictate practice. Kidney International, 99(2), pp. 306-308. (doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2020.10.043) (PMID:33509350)

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in kidney transplant recipients in many transplant registries. An analysis of transplant recipients from the United Kingdom using propensity score matching (PSM) suggests there are limited or no benefits to cardiovascular screening before transplant listing. We suggest that short of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) in this area, these data are sufficient to suggest that transplant centers should reflect on their current protocols for cardiovascular workup required before transplantation.

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rankin, Dr Alastair and Mark, Professor Patrick
Authors: Rankin, A. J., and Mark, P. B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Kidney International
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0085-2538
ISSN (Online):1523-1755
Published Online:25 January 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 International Society of Nephrology
First Published:First published in Kidney International 99(2):306-308
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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