Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Review Article

Complexities and Outcomes of Pulmonary Hypertension in Kidney Transplant Patients: A Comprehensive Review


Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO, USA


Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA


Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA


Department of Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, USA


Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada


Department of Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA


Department of Surgery, Gift of Life, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Turkish J Nephrol 2024; 33: 8-26
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2023.23626
Read: 353 Downloads: 114 Published: 05 January 2024

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is often present in patients presenting for kidney transplant listing. While PH can complicate kidney transplantation (KTx), it can be managed with multidisciplinary management that includes both the transplant center and pulmonary hypertension center, or with experts both pre- and post-transplant. This review summarizes the approach and management of PH in KTx candidates and recipients, along with expected outcomes and controversies surrounding arteriovenous fistula and graft management.

Cite this article as: Lentine KL, Levine DJ, Runo JR, et  al. Complexities and outcomes of pulmonary hypertension in kidney transplant patients: A comprehensive review. Turk J Nephrol. 2024;33(1):8-26.

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