Some Transplant Candidates Need More Imaging

September 11, 2012

A subgroup of patients awaiting a kidney transplant could benefit from closer surveillance by SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging, researchers suggested.

Of the 133 patients in the study who underwent screening before renal transplant from 2003 to 2011, 6% developed new ischemia or infarct during an average follow-up of 5 years, according to Sapna Legha, MD, of Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, and colleagues