Cardiovascular complications after transplantation: treatment options in solid organ recipients

Gillis, K. A. , Patel, R. K. and Jardine, A. G. (2014) Cardiovascular complications after transplantation: treatment options in solid organ recipients. Transplantation Reviews, 28(2), pp. 47-55. (doi: 10.1016/j.trre.2013.12.001)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trre.2013.12.001

Abstract

Premature cardiovascular disease is the commonest cause of death in solid organ transplant recipients, with coronary artery disease, sudden cardiac death and heart failure being highly prevalent. There are unique factors leading to CV disease in organ transplant recipients that include underlying comorbidities, and metabolic effects of immunosuppression. As a consequence management strategies developed in the general population may have limited benefit. In this review, we will focus on renal transplantation, where most research has been carried out and, despite incomplete understanding of the disease process, the incidence of cardiovascular disease appears to be falling.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Patel, Dr Rajan and Gillis, Dr Keith and Jardine, Professor Alan
Authors: Gillis, K. A., Patel, R. K., and Jardine, A. G.
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:Transplantation Reviews
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0955-470X
ISSN (Online):1557-9816|

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