Echocardiographic parameters are independently associated with rate of renal function decline and progression to dialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease.

@article{Chen2011EchocardiographicPA,
  title={Echocardiographic parameters are independently associated with rate of renal function decline and progression to dialysis in patients with chronic kidney disease.},
  author={Szu-Chia Chen and Ho-Ming Su and Chi-Chih Hung and Jer-Ming Chang and Wan-Chun Liu and Jer-Chia Tsai and Ming-Yen Lin and Shang-Jyh Hwang and Hung-Chun Chen},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 12},
  pages={2750-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cardiac abnormalities were frequently noted in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study is designed to assess whether echocardiographic parameters are associated with rate of renal function decline and progression to dialysis in CKD stage 3 to 5 patients. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS This… CONTINUE READING