Effects of arteriovenous fistula on clinical, laboratory and echocardiographic findings in renal allograft recipients


Gorgulu N., Caliskan Y., Yelken B., Akturk F., Turkmen A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, cilt.34, ss.1024-1030, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5301/ijao.5000005
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1024-1030

Özet

Purpose: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is frequently observed in patients with end-stage renal disease and renal allograft recipients, and is an independent and strong predictor of morbidity and mortality. Presence of a patent arteriovenous fistula (AVF) after renal transplantation may contribute to the persistent LVH. We investigated the clinical, laboratory, and echocardiographic findings in patients with renal transplants with or without AVF.