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Cardiovascular Changes in Living Kidney Donors After 12 Months

The data continues to mount.   “We hypothesized that the reduction in GFR in living kidney donors is associated with increased left ventricular mass, impaired left ventricular function, and increased aortic stiffness.” ” At 12 months, the decrease in isotopic GFR in donors was -30±12 . In donors compared with controls, there were significant increases …

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Cardiovascular Changes Shown in Living Kidney Donors

It’s well established that a reduction in kidney function (GFR) significantly increases one’s risk of cardiovascular disease and death. It’s all known that folks in all stages of chronic kidney disease are at risk for heart troubles. Finally, a few researchers got together and decided to look at how living kidney donor’s hearts change post-nephrectomy. …

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Arterial Stiffness and Hyperfiltration

After a kidney is removed, the remaining kidney often adapts (NEVER grows) to compensate for the missing nephrons. This process is known as hyperfiltration or hypertrophy. One of the problems with hyperfiltration is that no one knows exactly how much function someone’s remaining kidney will pick up. That’s why we talk about losing 20-40% of …

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Urine Toxins Related to Heart Disease Found in Living Kidney Donors

Indoxyl Sulfate (IS) and p-cresyl sulfate (PCS) are two toxins that accumulate in the urine of folks with impaired renal function, and may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease. Rossi et al. found a significant and sustained increase in both IS and PCS in living kidney donors two years post-donation. The levels of these …

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