Patient Selection for Combined Heart and Kidney Transplantation

  • Chaitanya DesaiEmail author


There are no published guidelines to help make decisions on which patients will benefit from combined heart–kidney transplant (CHKT) versus heart transplant alone (HTA). Listing criteria are largely center-specific. Optimizing organ allocation and patient outcomes after CHKT require a close multidisciplinary team approach. This review focuses on evaluation of kidney function in the setting of advanced HF and understanding criteria for CHKT.


Heart transplantation Kidney transplantation Combined heart–kidney transplantation Patient selection Indications for transplant listing 



Acute kidney injury


Combined heart–kidney transplant


Chronic kidney disease


Creatinine clearance


End stage renal disease


Glomerular filtration rate


Heart transplant alone


Left ventricular assist device


Renal insufficiency


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advocate Christ Medical Center, University of IllinoisOak LawnUSA
  2. 2.Southwest Nephrology AssociatesEvergreen ParkUSA

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