Kensinger C, Hernandez A, Bian A, Fairchild M, Chen G, Lipworth L, Ikizler TA, Birdwell KA. Longitudinal assessment of cardiac morphology and function following kidney transplantation. Clinical transplantation. 2017 Jan;31(31). PMID: 27801526 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC5215632 NIHMSID: NIHMS827204.
Abnormal cardiac morphology is a risk factor for cardiovascular complications in kidney transplant patients. A supraphysiologic level of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) has been associated with myocardial hypertrophy in this patient population. Our aim was to evaluate the change in cardiac morphology and function following kidney transplantation and to evaluate the association between the change in FGF-23 concentrations and cardiac morphology.