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Left ventricular mass index and its relation to ambulatory blood pressure, haemoglobin, and renal function in paediatric renal transplant recipients: a retrospective longitudinal analysis
  1. R T Krmar1,
  2. A Manouras2,
  3. Ulla B Berg1
  1. 1
    Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden
  2. 2
    Department of Clinical Physiology, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden
  1. Correspondence to Rafael Tomás Krmar, Karolinska Institutet, Department for Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Division of Pediatrics, Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge S-141 86, Stockholm, Sweden; Rafael.krmar{at}

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Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a prevalent condition in adult renal transplant recipients (RTR) and appears to be a risk factor for death.1 In essential hypertensive adults, LVH is a prominent hypertensive end-organ damage,2 whereas in RTR a constellation of risk factors contribute to LVH.1 3 Although paediatric studies also indicate a high prevalence of LVH after transplantation, its pathogenesis is less clear.4 Thus, we aimed to describe known risk factors for post-transplant LVH, such as hypertension, anaemia, and reduced renal function, and the prevalence of LVH over time in paediatric RTR. Accordingly, we performed a post hoc analysis of data from …

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Ethics Committee at Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Sweden.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; not externally peer reviewed.