Progression of coronary artery calcification in renal transplant recipients

Seyahi N., Cebi D., Altiparmak M. R., Akman C., Ataman R., Pekmezci S., ...More

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.27, no.5, pp.2101-2107, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfr558
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2101-2107
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Background. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality among renal transplant recipients. In the general population, coronary artery calcification (CAC) and progression of CAC are predictors of future cardiac risk. We conducted a study to determine the progression of CAC in renal transplant recipients; we also examined the factors associated with progression and the impact of the analytic methods used to determine CAC progression.