Kidney Transplant Brooklyn NY

Chronic kidney disease can contribute to the development of heart disease, which means that doctors need to closely monitor the heart health of chronic kidney patients. But many doctors are reluctant to use coronary angiography -- which uses dyes and X-rays to provide an image of the inside of the heart's arteries -- on people with chronic kidney disease because of fears that the procedure raises the risk for complications.

Gail S Williams MD
(212) 305-5376
161 Ft Washington Ave
New York, NY
Specialties
Nephrology

Data Provided by:
Herold Simon
(718) 940-0400
176 Fenimore St
Brooklyn, NY
Specialty
General Practice, Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Data Provided by:
Man S Oh
(718) 270-1565
451 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Specialty
Nephrology

Data Provided by:
Robert H Barth, MD
(718) 630-3752
392 11th St Apt 513
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Bologna, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Bologna, Italy
Graduation Year: 1975

Data Provided by:
Ghassan Elias Ashkar, MD
(718) 836-7151
414 State St # 78TH
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Damascus, Fac Of Med, Damascus, Syria
Graduation Year: 1972

Data Provided by:
Moro Osman Salifu, MD
(718) 270-1584
325 Winthrop St
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dokuz Eylul Univ, Tip Fak, Inciralti, Izmir, Turkey
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, Ny
Group Practice: Downstate Internal Medicine

Data Provided by:
Jerome Francis Cuyler, MD
233 Lincoln Rd
Brooklyn, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nephrology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1976

Data Provided by:
Yalemzewd Woredekal
(718) 270-1585
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Data Provided by:
Hugh Joseph Carroll
(718) 270-1564
450 Clarkson Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Specialty
Nephrology

Data Provided by:
Naveen Goel
(718) 369-1444
577 Prospect Ave
Brooklyn, NY
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Nephrology

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Kidney Transplant

Provided By:

THURSDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- A test to determine whether a person's heart is healthy enough for a kidney transplant is safer than previously thought, according to a British study.

Chronic kidney disease can contribute to the development of heart disease, which means that doctors need to closely monitor the heart health of chronic kidney patients. But many doctors are reluctant to use coronary angiography -- which uses dyes and X-rays to provide an image of the inside of the heart's arteries -- on people with chronic kidney disease because of fears that the procedure raises the risk for complications.

But the study found that coronary angiography does not cause a decline in kidney function in people with advanced chronic disease and can help doctors decide when to schedule someone for a kidney transplant, said Dr. Nicky Kumar, of the Imperial College Kidney and Transplant Institute in London, and colleagues.

They looked at 76 people with late-stage chronic kidney disease who were potential transplant recipients. Kidney function tests were recorded a year before and a year after they had coronary angiography. Kidney function was similar before and after the procedure, indicating that it didn't harm the kidneys.

Coronary angiography detected coronary artery disease in 23 people, which meant they couldn't have a kidney transplant until their heart problems were treated. The heart testing showed that 22 of them were healthy enough to have a kidney transplant instead of going on dialysis.

The researchers said this kind of heart health information is essential for optimal care because having a kidney transplant before someone needs dialysis is the most effective treatment for chronic kidney disease.

The study was published online Oct. 15 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about chronic kidney disease.

SOURCE: American Society of Nephrology, news release, Oct. 15, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com

© 2013 The L Magazine
Website powered by Foundation