Compared with living kidney donors aged 50 years or older without hypertension, those with hypertension had an elevated risk for ESKD, according to a recently published study.
“Among older living kidney donors, those with hypertension had had a three-to-six-fold higher risk of end-stage kidney disease, but not mortality, through 15 years post-donation,” Fawaz Al Ammary, MD, PhD, medical director of living donor kidney transplantation and assistant professor in the division of nephrology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, told Healio/Nephrology. “However, the absolute risk of ESKD was small.”
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