Coronary artery calcification and chronically decreased GFR in living kidney donors


Seyahi N. , Kahveci A., Bolayirli M. , Akman C., Altiparmak M. R. , Apaydin S. , ...Daha Fazla

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES, cilt.49, ss.143-152, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2006.10.016
  • Dergi Adı: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.143-152

Özet

Background: In the presence of decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR), the risk of morbidity and mortality caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increased markedly. Increased coronary artery calcification (CAC) is proposed as a pathogenetic link between CVD and chronic kidney disease. We examined the frequency and severity of CAC in living kidney donors to test the hypothesis that decreased GFR is associated with increased CAC.