Kidney Donation Does Not Increase CV Risk

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Kidney donors are at no greater risk for cardiovascular (CV) events or death than non-donors, a research team led by Amit X. Garg, MD, reported online in the British Medical Journal.

Interim results from a study of 2,028 living kidney donors in Ontario, Canada, and 20,280 matched non-donors followed for a median of 6.5 years (maximum 17.7 years) showed that the risk of major CV events or death was 34% lower in donors than in non-donors.

The risk of major CV events censored for death did not differ significantly between donors and non-donors.

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