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Guidelines Suggested for Heart-Kidney Transplants
Date:3/18/2009

ailure (estimated glomerular filtration rate less than 33 milliliters per minute) and heart failure, those classified by this risk stratification scheme as low-risk should undergo combined heart and kidney transplantation, while there is no demonstrable benefit for combined heart and kidney transplantation over heart transplantation alone in patients classified as high risk," they concluded.

The study is in the March issue of Archives of Surgery.

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The National Kidney Foundation has more about kidney transplantation.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: JAMA/Archives journals, news release, March 16, 2009


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