Hypercoagulability in kidney transplant recipients

Sandesh Parajuli, Joseph B. Lockridge, Eric Langewisch, Douglas J. Norman, Jody L. Kujovich

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Thrombosis remains an important complication after kidney transplantation. Outcomes for graft and deep vein thrombosis are not favorable. The majority of early kidney transplant failure in adults is due to allograft thrombosis. Risk stratification, early diagnosis, and appropriate intervention are critical to the management of thrombotic complications of transplant. In patients with end-stage renal disease, the prevalence of acquired risk factors for thrombosis is significantly high. Because of hereditary and acquired risk factors, renal transplant recipientsmanifest features of a chronic prothrombotic state. Identification of hereditary thrombotic risk factors before transplantation may be a useful tool for selecting appropriate candidates for thrombosis prophylaxis immediately after transplantation. Short-term anticoagulation may be appropriate for all patients after kidney transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-726
Number of pages8
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation


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