Acute right heart failure caused by tacrolimus after renal transplantation: Serial observation by speckle tracking and Doppler echocardiography

Sachiyo Igata, Nicholas Wettersten, Darrin J. Wong, Amin Sabet, Anthony N. DeMaria

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Tacrolimus is an immunosuppressive agent well known to be capable of producing renal impairment. Acute renal failure with right heart failure caused by tacrolimus is rarely described. We report the findings of one such case in which tacrolimus caused acute renal failure with severe tricuspid regurgitation and right ventricular failure documented by echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1730-1732
Number of pages3
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017
Externally publishedYes



  • kidney transplantation
  • right heart volume overload
  • tacrolimus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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