CHANGES IN CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AND CARDIOVASCULAR BIOMARKERS FOLLOWING RENAL TRANSPLANTATION AND EXTENDED HOURS DIALYSIS

Grant number: 1018090 | Funding period: 2011 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Asymptomatic patients demonstrate changes in cardiac imaging and elevation of cardiac biomarkers which predict outcome. This study will investigate serial cardiac imaging and cardiac biomarkers in patients undergoing live donor renal transplantation and extended hours haemodialysis. Results will enhance our understanding of cardiovascular disease in CKD leading to improved patient outcomes.