Risk factors

Kidneys can predict heart issues

Creatinine-based eGFR and albuminuria should be taken into account for cardiovascular risk prediction, a meta-analysis concludes. The analysis of 637 315 patients without a history of cardiovascular disease from 24 study cohorts found that the addition of estimated GFR and urinary albumin-to-creatinine ratio (ACR) significantly and independently improved the discrimination of cardiovascular outcomes beyond traditional risk ...

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