CVD Lowers Post-Transplant Survival
Survival after renal transplantation is significantly lower in allograft recipients with known coronary artery disease, data show.
Of the 429 patients, 45 had post-transplant cardiac events: 31.3% in the high-risk group vs. 6.5% in the low-risk group. Five-year survival for the high- and low-risk groups was 82.8% and 93.1%, respectively. Five-year overall graft survival (74.8% vs. 84.1%) and death-censored graft survival (87.3% vs. 90%) did not differ significantly. Findings appear in Clinical Transplantation (2007; published online ahead of print).