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Factors associated with changes in echocardiographic parameters following kidney transplantation


Background: Chronic kidney disease leads to cardiac remodelling of multifactorial origin known as "uraemic cardiomyopathy", the reversibility of which after kidney transplantation (KT) remains controversial. Our objectives were to assess, in the modern era, changes in echocardiographic parameters following KT and identify predictive clinical and biological factors associated with echocardiographic changes. Methods: One hundred six patients (mean age 48 ± 16, 73% male) who underwent KT at the University Hospital of Nancy between 2007 and 2018 were retrospectively investigated. Pre- and post-KT echocardiography findings (8.6 months before and 22 months after KT on average, respectively) were centralised, blind-reviewed and compared. Results: A majority of patients (60%) had either a left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction < 50%, at least moderately abnormal LV mass index or left atrial (LA) dilatation at pretransplanted echocardiography. After KT, LV remodelling and diastolic doppler indices did not significantly change whereas LA volume index (LAVI) increased (35.9 mL/m2 post-KT vs. 30.9 mL/m2 pre-KT, p = 0.006). Advancing age, cardiac valvular disease, delayed graft function, lower post-KT haemoglobin, and more severe post-KT hypertension were associated with higher LAVI after KT. Higher post-KT serum creatinine, more severe post-KT hypertension and lower pre-KT blood calcium levels were associated with a deterioration in LAVI after KT. Discussion/conclusion: Adverse remodelling of the left atrial volume occurred after KT, predominantly in patients with lower pre-KT blood calcium, poorer graft function and post-KT hypertension. These results suggest that a better management of modifiable factors such as pre-KT hyperparathyroidism or post-KT hypertension could limit post-KT cardiac remodelling.
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hal-04114031 , version 1 (01-06-2023)



Q. D’hervé, N. Girerd, E. Bozec, Z. Lamiral, V. Panisset, et al.. Factors associated with changes in echocardiographic parameters following kidney transplantation. Clinical Research in Cardiology, 2023, ⟨10.1007/s00392-023-02203-6⟩. ⟨hal-04114031⟩
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