TITLE

COMMENTARY: Reduced glomerular filtration rate was associated with increased death, cardiovascular events, and hospitalization

AUTHOR(S)
Garg, Amit X.
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on a study which examines the relation of the severity of renal impairment to the risk for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular events and hospitalization. Patients with estimated lower glomerular filtration rate (GFR) have a higher incidence of future cardiovascular events and mortality than those with normal GFR. Patients with moderate reductions of GFR benefit from established cardiovascular protective interventions, such as statins and angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors.
ACCESSION #
16486600

 

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