Utility of C2 monitoring in prediction of diastolic dysfunction in renal transplant recipients


Kirkpantur A., Yilmaz R., Abali G., Arici M., Altun B., AKI F. T. , ...More

TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS, vol.40, no.1, pp.171-173, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2007.11.031
  • Title of Journal : TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-173

Abstract

Background. A number of experimental studies have suggested that cyclosporine (CsA) toxicity induces cardiac modifications which may cause diastolic dysfunction over the course of time. Doppler echocardiography with tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) could consistently detect diastolic dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to assess diastolic dysfunction using C2 monitoring of CsA exposure in stable renal transplant patients.