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Research Article, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 2 Issue: 6

Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients Undergoing Kidney Transplant - A Single Center Experience

Sanjay Mehra1, Jimmy Efird1, Cynthia Christiano2 and Sunil Sharma3*
1Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, ECU, Greenville, NC, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, ECU, Greenville, NC, USA
3Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Jefferson University, PA, USA
Corresponding author : Sunil Sharma
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Jefferson University, PA, USA
Received: November 06, 2013 Accepted: December 20, 2013 Published: December 25 , 2013
Citation: Mehra S, Efird J, Christiano C, Sharma S (2013) Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients Undergoing Kidney Transplant - A Single Center Experience. Int J Cardiovasc Res 2:6. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000153

Abstract

Pulmonary Hypertension in Patients Undergoing Kidney Transplant - A Single Center Experience

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a fatal disease with a high mortality rate. It has also been found to increase perioperative complications including persistent post-operative hypoxia, right ventricular failure and coronary ischemia. Reich and colleagues observed that a mean pulmonary artery pressure >30 mm Hg was a significant independent predictor of post-operative mortality in over 2000 patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass.

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