COMMENTARY: Review: Healthy kidney donors may have a long-term increase in blood pressure beyond that associated with normal aging

Hsu, Chi-yuan
November 2006
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p79
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's views on how healthy kidney donors may have a long-term increase in blood pressure beyond that associated with normal aging. Organ donation is the only surgery performed in routine clinical practice that is not for the patient's own physical well-being. The author reported that a 5-mm Hg increase in diastolic BP has been associated with a 1.5-fold increase in death from ischemic heart disease and stroke.


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