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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Matters of the Heart: CVD and Kidney Transplantation

November 06, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only

Session Description

This session reviews CVD through the continuum of the kidney transplant experience, from waitlist risk stratification to post-transplant CVD risk modification. Discussion also includes heart-kidney transplantation.

Support for this session is provided by an educational grant from CareDx, Inc.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss the evidence for pretransplant CVD risk stratification
  • Describe interventions to prevent post-transplant CVD
  • State the indications for heart-kidney transplantation

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology
  • Hypertension and CVD


  • Darshana M. Dadhania, MD, MS
  • Meyeon Park, MD, FASN


  • Stressed Out: Pre-Transplant Risk Stratification
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Jagbir Gill, MD, MPH
  • Preventing the Inevitable? Post-Transplant CVD Risk Reduction
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Kelly A. Birdwell, MD, MS
  • Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors in Kidney Transplantation: Cardio and Renal Protection?
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Steven J. Chadban, MBBS, PhD
  • Two for One: Heart-Kidney Transplantation
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Deirdre L. Sawinski, MD