Reduced hypertension in diabetics after kidney and pancreas transplantation

Michael D. Elliott*, Ajoy Kapoor, Michele A. Parker, Dixon B. Kaufman, Robert O. Bonow, Mihai Gheorghiade

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Abstract

We evaluated 117 type 1 diabetic patients with diabetic nephropathy to determine the effect of combined kidney and pancreas transplantation on hypertension. A substantial reduction in blood pressure and a decreased need for antihypertensive therapy were observed 1 month after transplantation and maintained for a mean follow-up of 18 months. No significant improvement occurred in the need for hypertension treatment in patients who underwent kidney transplantation alone. Our results suggest improved long-term outcome in diabetic patients who have undergone combined kidney and pancreas transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-31
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology Review
Volume19
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jul 27 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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