Unique considerations when managing hypertension in the transplant patient

Donald Mitema, Carrie Schinstock

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For the select fortunate recipients of organ transplants, transplantation affords the rare opportunity for a new life. Given the scarcity of organs for transplantation, it is imperative that the health of transplant recipients be optimized in order to fully benefit from this gift of life. Unfortunately, hypertension is highly prevalent in the transplant population and it is considered a major cardiovascular risk factor contributing to mortality and morbidity in this population. In this chapter, we expound on the epidemiology, unique pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of hypertension as it pertains to the solid organ transplant recipient. In addition, a brief commentary is made on the subject of hypertension following living kidney donation, and practical aspects of management of hypertension in the solid organ recipient are summarized at the end of the chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)0065-2598
ISSN (Electronic)2214-8019


  • Blood pressure in solid organ transplant recipients
  • Calcineurin inhibitors
  • Hypertension
  • Post-transplant hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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