All-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients with heart valve calcification.

@article{Raggi2011AllcauseMI,
  title={All-cause mortality in hemodialysis patients with heart valve calcification.},
  author={Paolo M Raggi and Antonio Bellasi and Christopher M. Gamboa and Emiliana Ferramosca and Carlo Ratti and Geoffrey A. Block and Paul Muntner},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 8},
  pages={1990-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Calcification of the mitral and aortic valves is common in dialysis patients (CKD-5D). However, the prognostic significance of valvular calcification (VC) in CKD is not well established. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS 144 adult CKD-5D patients underwent bidimensional echocardiography for qualitative assessment of VC and cardiac computed tomography (CT) for quantification of coronary artery calcium (CAC) and VC. The patients were followed for a median… CONTINUE READING

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