Int Urol Nephrol (2017) 49:1661–1666 DOI 10.1007/s11255-017-1620-0 NEPHROLOGY - ORIGINAL PAPER The relationship between coronary artery calcium scores and left atrium size in hemodialysis patients 1 1 1 1 Ismail Baloglu · Kultigin Turkmen · H. Zeki Tonbul · N. Yılmaz Selcuk Received: 23 February 2017 / Accepted: 15 May 2017 / Published online: 18 May 2017 © Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017 Abstract BMI, duration of dialysis, blood pressure, ejection frac- Purpose Hemodialysis patients have extremely increased tion, serum levels of calcium, phosphorus, uric acid, albu- cardiovascular mortality. The coronary artery calcification min, CRP, triglyceride, cholesterol, hemoglobin and ferritin score (CACS) in uremic patients receiving hemodialysis were not independently associated with total CACS. reflects the severity of atherosclerotic vascular disease and Conclusions We found a positive relationship between predicts the cardiovascular events. In cardiac conditions, the CACS and LA size measured by echocardiography in left atrial (LA) size has a prognostic importance. In this hemodialysis patients. Therefore; echocardiography, which study, relationship between coronary artery calcification is cheaper and non-invasive than tomographic examina- and left atrial size was investigated. tions, might be considered for the risk stratification of coro - Methods This was a cross-sectional study involving 32 nary
International Urology and Nephrology – Springer Journals
Published: May 18, 2017
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