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04 September 2023 : Original article  

[In Press] Impact of Blood Pressure on Risk of Graft Failure or Death Among Patients After Kidney Transplantation in a 10-Year Observational Period: A Single-Center Retrospective Analysis

Tomasz Pilecki1ABCDEF, Bożena Czarkowska-Pączek ORCID logo2ACDEF, Wojciech Lisik ORCID logo3BCD, Sławomir Nazarewski ORCID logo4BCD, Leszek Pączek ORCID logo1ABCDEF

DOI: 10.12659/AOT.939472

Ann Transplant In Press; DOI: 10.12659/AOT.939472  

Available online: 2023-09-04, In Press, Corrected Proof

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Hypertension is a risk factor for graft failure and mortality among kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). The aim of the study was to examine blood pressure (BP) as a factor that contributes to graft failure or death during a 10-year observation period.
The study group comprised 70 KTRs who were treated according to their clinical state. Data were collected at 1 month and 1 year after transplantation and included office and ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) BP values, eGFR, proteinuria, and BMI. During the observation period, 6 patients died, and 10 lost the graft, but not during the first year.
Office and ABPM BP values were within normal ranges and did not differ from each other. eGRF and BMI were higher at 1 year compared to 1 month after transplantation, and proteinuria decreased. Among those who died, DBP was lower compared to those of survivors with graft failure. Proteinuria and donor age were positively correlated with BP.
Monitoring of BP and adequate treatment of hypertension resulting in BP values within normal values among KTRs contribute to longer survival of the graft and recipient. Older donor age and proteinuria could predict post-transplant hypertension. Low diastolic BP of the recipient could increase the risk of death among KTRs. Despite the fact that ABPM is the blood pressure measurement method of choice, appropriate standard office measurement could also be used for BP monitoring.

Keywords: Kidney Transplantation; Hypertension; Graft Rejection

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