Assessment of long-term cardiovascular effects of unilateral nephrectomy


ÖZKURT S. , KARAVELİOĞLU Y., KALÇIK M., MUSMUL A.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.49, no.5, pp.867-873, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-017-1553-7
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.867-873

Abstract

There is conflicting evidence regarding long-term effects of unilateral nephrectomy such as cardiovascular diseases. Excessive increase in blood pressure (BP) during exercise called "hypertensive response to exercise" may be a sign of unborn hypertension and increased cardiovascular risk. Decrease in glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in patients with unilateral nephrectomy may be associated with disturbance of circadian BP changes without affecting the absolute levels of BP. We aimed to investigate the circadian BP changes and hypertensive response to exercise in normotensive patients with preserved renal functions who had undergone unilateral nephrectomy for other causes rather than organ donation.