How to monitor lipid levels post kidney transplant

How to monitor lipid levels post kidney transplant?

Patients should have an initial lipid profile checked. The American College of Cardiology recommends follow-up in 4 to 12 weeks for compliance and then at least yearly lipid profile checks.

Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines differ in that they do not require to repeat lipid profiles, because the indication for treatment is the higher cardiovascular risk, not the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level.


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