Association between chronic hepatitis C infection and coronary flow reserve in dialysis patients with failed renal allografts.

Yelken B., Gorgulu N., Caliskan Y., Elitok A., Cimen A. O., Yazici H., ...More

Transplantation proceedings, vol.41, no.5, pp.1519-23, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background. Hepatitis C infection occurs frequently among patients with end-stage renal disease and increases the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. Endothelial dysfunction (ED) is an early event in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. It has been reported among patients treated with hemodialysis (HD), peritoneal dialysis (PD), or renal transplantation. The aim of the present study was to evaluate effects of chronic hepatitis C infection on ED in patients with failed renal transplants.