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Excess Stroke Deaths in Kidney Transplant Recipients: A Retrospective Population-based Cohort Study Using Data Linkage

Among 17 628 kidney transplant recipients, we found 158 deaths from stroke. This was 19 times higher for women and 9 times higher for men than expected in the general population. Higher risk of stroke death was associated with older age at transplant, ever graft failure, earlier era of transplant, pre-existing cerebrovascular disease and no previous malignancy.

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