Cardiovascular outcomes in kidney cancer patients

In the surgical management of small renal tumours, current guidelines recommend that partial nephrectomy should be the preferred option wherever possible. This is based on evidence suggesting improved quality of life outcomes, morbidity and mortality and equivalent oncological outcomes when compared with radical nephrectomy. Chronic kidney disease is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and subsequent mortality. This study explored differences in cardiac-related events and co-morbidity, using linked registry data for patients undergoing radical or partial nephrectomy for T1 renal tumours.