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- Arzu Er1,
- Mustafa Serkan Karakaş2,
- İrem Kılınçkaya3,
- Arzu Ateş3,
- Refik Emre Altekin3,
- İbrahim Demir3 and
- Gültekin Süleymanlar4
Chronic renal failure (CRF) is characterize by chronic, progressive and irreversible loss of nephrons due to various diseases. The most common reason of death at end stage renal disease (ESRD) is cardivascular (CV) complications. At this study, we aimed to evaluate the change at echocardiographic parameters after renal transplantation which is accepted as the best treatment modality for ESRD.
Thirty four patients were included into the study voluntarily who applied to Akdeniz University, Faculty of Medicine, Organ Transplantation unit or nephrology outpatient unit, planned for renal transplantation from live donors, with definite operation dates. Echocardiographic measurements were performed preoperatively and at postoperative 6th month.
Left atrium (LA) was measured and in order to evaluate size and functions of left ventricule (LV), interventricular septal thickness (IVST), left ventricule enddiastolic diameter (LVEDD), left ventricule endsistolic diameter (LVESD), posterior wall thickness (PWT) were measured, ejection fraction (EF) was measured and compared preoperatively and at postoperative 6th month. There was an improvement at all parameters when preoperative and postoperative 6th month values were compared and there was statistical significiance (Table 1.).
There was an statistically significant improvement at all parameters when preoperative and postoperative 6th month echocardiographic parameters were compared. We suggest that significant improvement at cardiac structure and functions contribute to decreasing postoperative mortality. Postoperative echocardiographic measurements of patients who underwent renal transplantation should be performed on a regular basis.
|Parameters||Preoperative mean±ss||Postoperative mean±ss||P value|