Tanveer Ahmad1, Kolkebaile Sadanand Kishore2, Nandakumar Neralakere Maheshwarappa3, Ashwini Kumar Pasarad1
1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sagar Hospital DSI, Banshankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Sagar Hospital DSI, Banshankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Anaesthesia, Sagar Hospital DSI, Banshankari, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Renal transplantation remains a mainstay of therapy for the end-stage renal disease. Cardiac disease has a high prevalence in this patient population. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death among kidney transplantation patients. The cardiac disease accounts for 43% of all-cause mortality among dialysis patients and for ≈38% of all-cause mortality after transplantation. In this article, we review the factors and outcomes associated with valve surgeries in renal transplant recipients and evaluate the strategy for open heart surgery after renal transplantation performed.
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