Hypertension and renal dysfunction in long-term liver transplant recipients
Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
Copyright © 2001 American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Supplement: Long-Term Management of the Liver Transplant Patient
Volume 7, Issue Supplement 11B, pages s22–s26, November 2001
How to Cite
Gonwa, T. A. (2001), Hypertension and renal dysfunction in long-term liver transplant recipients. Liver Transpl, 7: s22–s26. doi: 10.1053/jlts.2001.28511
- Issue published online: 30 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 30 DEC 2003
- 1A 10-year survival rate of 60% or greater after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is expected.
- 2Renal dysfunction is common after OLT.
- 3Patients without early renal dysfunction after OLT are at low risk for long-term renal dysfunction.
- 4Hypertension occurs in greater than 50% of long-term survivors.
- 5Immunosuppressive protocols must be adjusted early to avoid long-term complications.