An explanation for the increase in heart disease mortality rates in diabetic Pima Indians: effect of renal replacement therapy.

@article{Pavkov2004AnEF,
  title={An explanation for the increase in heart disease mortality rates in diabetic Pima Indians: effect of renal replacement therapy.},
  author={Meda E Pavkov and Maurice L. Sievers and William C. Knowler and Peter H. Bennett and Robert G Nelson},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2004},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={1132-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Diabetic nephropathy (DN) became the leading cause of death in diabetic Pima Indians in the 1970s, but was superseded by ischemic heart disease (IHD) in the 1980s. This study tests the hypothesis that the rise in the IHD death rate between 1965 and 1998 is attributable to access to renal replacement therapy (RRT). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING