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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ndt/gfr558
  • Title of Journal : NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.2101-2107

Abstract

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.