Hypertension and renal dysfunction in long-term liver transplant recipients

Authors

  • Thomas A. Gonwa MD, FACP

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    1. From Renal and Pancreas Transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, Jacksonville, FL
    • Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, 4205 Belfort Rd, Ste 1100, Jacksonville, FL 32216. Telephone: 904-296-9075; FAX: 904-296-5874
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Abstract

Key Points

  • 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.

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