Risk factors for cardiovascular events after successful renal transplantation

Yves F C Vanrenterghem, Kathleen Claes, Giuseppe Montagnino, Steffen Fieuws, Bart Maes, Margarita Villa, Claudio Ponticelli

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BACKGROUND. Cardiovascular disease is a frequent cause of morbidity after renal transplantation. The aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence of cardiovascular events and to identify the main risk factors for cardiovascular complications and mortality in 2071 white adults with a renal transplant functioning for at least 1 year. METHODS. Clinical events, routine biochemistry, and prescribed drugs at month 1, month 6, and yearly after transplantation were analyzed. RESULTS. The incidence of cardiovascular events increased over time. At 15 years after transplantation, only 47% of surviving patients had not experienced any cardiovascular event. Risk factors associated with cardiovascular complications were male gender (P=0.04), age (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-216
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


  • Cardiovascular morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Renal transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Immunology


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