HYPERTENSION IN PATIENTS WITH RENAL TRANSPLANTATION
Summary. Hypertension frequently occurs in patients with renal transplant. The aim of the present study was to determine the incidence, time of occurrence and hypertension severity following transplantation. A total of 78 patients (37 women and 41 men) mean age 49.9±12 years were included in the study. The post-transplant period amounted from 6 to 168 months. Prior to transplantation, hypertension was registered in14 patients (17.9%). Following transplantation hypertension was registered in 59 (75.6%). During the first post-transplant year hypertension occurred in 79% of patients, while in the period of one to three years in 13.5% and in 6.7% of patients with transplant performed three or more years earlier. Hypertension responsive to only one drug was found in 22%, and to two or more drugs in 25% of patients. The satisfactory blood pressure values were obtained in 78% of patients. The study reveals that hypertension in the majority of renal transplant patients develops during the first post-transplant year.