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What are the differences between renal dialysis and transplant?

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Dr. Amitabh Gautam
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Less cardiac risk

The most important advantage of kidney transplant over dialysis is that it reduces the excess risk of cardiac mortality from kidney failure.
However it is an invasive procedure with its own risks from the surgical procedure and the side effects of the drugs needed to prevent rejection. This is the reason for extensive testing and counseling before transplantation.

In brief: Less cardiac risk

The most important advantage of kidney transplant over dialysis is that it reduces the excess risk of cardiac mortality from kidney failure.
However it is an invasive procedure with its own risks from the surgical procedure and the side effects of the drugs needed to prevent rejection. This is the reason for extensive testing and counseling before transplantation.
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Dr. Linda Gromko
Dialysis gives only a fraction of "normal kidney function." The best thing to replicate kidney function is a functioning kidney. Start talking early to people who might be willing to serve as a living donor. What a gift! LGromkoMD
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