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Urol J. 2010 Jun 10;7(2):105-9.

Changes of left ventricular mass index among end-stage renal disease patients after renal transplantation.

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Cardiovascular Research Center,Modarres Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University, MC, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

The aim of this study was to determine left ventricular (LV) mass index via echocardiography in end-stage renal disease patients (ESRD) before and after renal transplantation, and its association with one-year survival.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Forty-seven patients with ESRD who were candidate for renal transplantation were evaluated with echocardiography before and 4 months after the operation. Left ventricular ejection fraction (EF), LV mass, and LV mass index were determined. All of the patients were followed up for 1 year.

RESULTS:

Mean LVEF was 51.6% which increased to 53.7% after renal transplantation (P = .001). Mean LV mass was 209 gr before the operation which decreased to 189 gr after the operation (P = .001). Mean LV mass index before the operation was 120 gr/m2 which decreased to 110 gr/m2 following the operation (P = .002). All of the patients survived during 1-year follow-up, and no death was reported.

CONCLUSION:

Renal transplantation had beneficial effects in terms of LV function in young patients with ESRD.

PMID:
20535697
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