Early evolution and correlates of urine albumin excretion in patients presenting with acutely decompensated heart failure.

@article{Koyama2013EarlyEA,
  title={Early evolution and correlates of urine albumin excretion in patients presenting with acutely decompensated heart failure.},
  author={Satoshi Koyama and Yukihito Sato and Yohei Tanada and Hisayoshi Fujiwara and Yoshiki Takatsu},
  journal={Circulation. Heart failure},
  year={2013},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={227-32}
}
BACKGROUND Urine albumin excretion is an important predictor of adverse cardiovascular events in various populations. Its correlation in patients with acute heart failure has not been described. METHODS AND RESULTS This prospective, observational study included 115 patients presenting with acute heart failure. The urine albumin/creatinine ratio (UACR) was measured from spot urine samples collected on days 1 and 7 of hospitalization. Median UACR decreased from 83 to 22 mg/gCr on days 1 and 7… CONTINUE READING
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