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Accelerated atherosclerosis after renal transplantation: an unsuspected cause of uncontrolled hypertension

Authors Pinho A, Sampaio S, Pestana M

Received 13 June 2014

Accepted for publication 18 June 2014

Published 16 July 2014 Volume 2014:7 Pages 295—296


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Ana Pinho,1,2 Susana Sampaio,2 Manuel Pestana2,3
1Department of Nephrology, Faro Hospital, Faro, Portugal; 2Department of Nephrology, Hospital São João, Porto, Portugal; 3Medical School and Nephrology Research and Development Unit, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is the leading cause of mortality and death-censored graft loss after renal transplantation.1 Acute cardiovascular events have been reported as the principal clinical manifestations, but hypertension could be a form of ASCVD presentation, being able to promote its progression undetected.2

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