Apelin and cardiac function in hemodialyzed patients: possible relations?

  title={Apelin and cardiac function in hemodialyzed patients: possible relations?},
  author={Jolanta Małyszko and Jacek Stanisław Małyszko and Piotr Koźmiński and Michał Myśliwiec},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  volume={26 2},
BACKGROUND Apelin, a newly discovered adipocytokine, is produced by white adipose tissue and is also expressed in the kidney and heart. Increasing evidence suggests a role for apelin in the pathology of the cardiovascular system. Cardiovascular disease is a major contributor to the mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic renal failure. The aim of this study was to assess associations between apelin, coronary artery disease (CAD) and echocardiographic parameters in hemodialyzed patients… CONTINUE READING
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