Heart condition dangerous for those on kidney transplant lists

05/21/2008 | Yahoo!

A heart condition called systolic dysfunction boosts the risk of death for people waiting for kidney transplants, according to a new study. "This study identifies a subset of chronic kidney disease population at significantly higher risk for death while awaiting transplantation, where the role of medical interventions and devices such as implantable cardiac defibrillators and pacemakers should be studied," the researchers said.

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