Approximately 40% of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) have ischemic heart disease.1 Given this high prevalence, many renal transplant centers assess patients for ischemic heart disease in the pretransplant evaluation. Once accepted as a transplant candidate and placed on the waiting list, there is little guidance regarding subsequent stress testing in asymptomatic individuals. We examined the predictors of and variation in stress testing in the 18 months prior to renal transplantation.
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Shpigel AA, Saeed MJ, Novak E, Alhamad T, Rich MW, Brown DL. Center-Related Variation in Cardiac Stress Testing in the 18 Months Prior to Renal Transplantation. JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 13, 2019179(8):1135–1136. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.0423
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