Can I donate a kidney if I have heart disease?

Maybe. The decision as to whether it is safe to donate will be made by the donor team at the transplant center. Their first concern is your safety so they will prevent you from donating if your degree of heart disease is felt to confer an unacceptably high risk to you.
Possibly. Active coronary artery disease would preclude living donation. Mild heart disease wouldn't excluded a deceased donor.

Related Questions

Is there a link between kidney disease and heart disease?

Indirect link. Some kinds of kidney disease and heart disease share the same causes and risk factors. A weak heart can affect kidney function. If the kidneys fail it can cause the heart to get overloaded with too much blood volume. The kidneys and heart have a very close relationship. Read more...
Disease. Commonly atherosclerotic disease will affect both the kidney and the heart. Independently however because they are both essential organs the functions of each affects the other very importantly. Read more...

How frequently are chronic kidney disease patients screened for heart disease? Are they screened for heart disease on a routine basis, or just once?

Heart disease. This depends in large part on their doctor and their symptoms and can be highly variable. A thorough clinician will be assessing this with some regularity, but that does not always necessarily happen. Read more...

Well I have high blood pressure, and mit have TB if I do have it will it couse more problems with my kidney and heart disease thank you for your help?

HTN CV disease. Yes, high blood pressure (Htn) can affect your heart and kidneys by placing to much stress on those organs. It is really unfortunate that you're hypertensive at at 41, and female. Please get checked by your PCP: you'll likely need a significant change in your lifestyle/diet, and (at least for the immediate future) some medication(s). Please be compliant..... Read more...

My father is 66 years old, has heart disease with multiple heart surgeries, he's diabetic, has already lost his leg and now he is in stage 4 kidney fa?

Prepare for dialysis. I could not read the entire question, this is the most common scenario for ckd in america. Diabetics suffer from heart, vascular and renal disease. Sounds like he needs to see a kidney doctor to get ready for dialysis. Read more...

I have kidney failure, heart disease and diabieses and I have a drug habit. I have lost the use of my legs I need help?

First things first. When facing big challenges you can really only focus on one thing at a time, trying to take one step forward. It sounds like the major problem that is in your hands to change is the drug habit. Seeking help and getting clean may open other doors to important health care options. For example, you would only be a kidney transplant candidate after being clean for at least 6-12 months. Best of luck. Read more...

Failure kidney transplant because recurrence of focal glomerulosclerosis also has global hypokinesia on dialysis no diabetics or heart disease.?

Transplant. Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis or fsgs has recurrence rate of 10 % after transplant. You can get another transplant and decrease rate of recurrence by getting plasmapheresis and galactose therapy before next surgery. These therapies have been shown to reduce risk in selected group of patients. Read more...

11/10 GFR tested 43, 12/5 GFR 39. No symptoms, no hbp 111/68, diabetes or heart disease. Doc 86'd nabumatone, testblood 1 wk. Do I have kidney disease?

Maybe. Estimating glomerular filtration rate from a spot serum creatinine is subscientific and i'm not the only physician who wishes it wasn't routinely reported. If you're a big person, especially a bodybuilder, you may be fine. But this is worth following up with at least repeat labs, urinalysis and perhaps a test of urine concentrating ability before you're a 'kidney patient.' hoping for the best. Read more...