[Effect of folic acid supplementation on total homocysteine levels in hemodialysis patients].

UNLABELLED Hyperhomocysteinemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular mortality in ESRD, but about 80% of total homocysteine (tHcy) is bound to albumin (alb). We have tried, prospectively, to reduce tHcy levels by using folic acid (f.a.) and vitamin B6 (P.P.) supplementation. All patients on HD, not receiving f.a. or P.P. and all new patients… (More)