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July 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26(3) doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.026 Online First

Identifying prognostically significant CAD in end-stage renal disease patients

Subodh R Devabhaktuni, Ali O Malik, Ji Won Yoo, Xibei Liu, Vipul Shah, Syed I Shah, John M Ham, Bejon T Maneckshana, Jimmy Diep, Chowdhury H Ahsan

Abstract

Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and in those after renal transplant.1,2 The pre-operative cardiovascular risk assessment is critical prior to renal transplant surgery to ensure appropriate patient selection, and to prevent adverse effects on one- and three-year patient and graft survival. In addition, these patients are closely monitored for over three years and any events are reported to the United Network for Organ Sharing. The pre-operative assessment is done based on the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiolo

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