For the improvement of outcome after renal transplantation it is important to predict future risk of major adverse cardiac events as well as all-cause mortality. We aimed to determine the relationship of pre-transplant NT-proBNP with major adverse cardiac events and all-cause mortality after transplant in patients on the waiting-list with preserved left ventricular ejection fraction.
We included 176 patients with end-stage renal disease and preserved left ventricular ejection fraction who received a kidney transplant. MACE was defined as myocardial infarction (ST-segment elevation [STEMI] or non-ST-segment elevation [NSTEMI]), stroke or transient ischemic attack), coronary artery disease requiring intervention or bypass or death from cardiovascular causes.
MACE occurred in 28/176 patients. Patients with NT-proBNP levels above 4350 pg/ml had 1- and 5-year survival rates of 90.67% and 68.20%, whereas patients with NT-proBNP levels below 4350 pg/ml had 1- and 5-year survival rates of 100% and 90.48% (p  4350 pg/ml and 93.33% and 91.21% for patients with NT-proBNP < 4350 pg/ml (p < 0.01).
Pre-transplant NT-proBNP might identify renal transplant candidates at risk for MACE after transplant.

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