Hypertension developing after liver transplantation is nearly universal and likely reflects several pathogenic mechanisms. Foremost among these are altered vascular reactivity and vasoconstriction related to CSA, and probably FK506, administration, impaired GFR and sodium excretion, and the effects of steroids. This disorder is of both theoretical and practical importance in understanding blood pressure regulation in humans. Most importantly, it poses a considerable long-term cardiovascular risk for the transplant recipient. Recognition of acquired hypertension and timely intervention are among the primary management challenges for the transplant clinician.
|Number of pages
|Liver transplantation and surgery : official publication of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International Liver Transplantation Society
|5 Suppl 1
|Published - Sep 1995
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