Estimated GFR and Subsequent Higher Left Ventricular Mass in Young and Middle-Aged Adults With Normal Kidney Function: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.

@article{Bansal2016EstimatedGA,
  title={Estimated GFR and Subsequent Higher Left Ventricular Mass in Young and Middle-Aged Adults With Normal Kidney Function: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study.},
  author={Nisha Bansal and Feng Lin and Eric Vittinghoff and Carmen Peralta and Joao A. C. Lima and Holly Kramer and Michael G. Shlipak and Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2016},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={227-34}
}
BACKGROUND Left ventricular hypertrophy is common and is associated with cardiovascular events and death among patients with known chronic kidney disease. However, the link between reduced glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) remains poorly explored among young and middle-aged adults with preserved kidney function. In this study, we examined the association of cystatin C-based estimated GFR (eGFRcys) and rapid decline in eGFR with subsequent LVMI. STUDY… CONTINUE READING