Factors related to silent myocardial damage in hemodialysis patients.

  title={Factors related to silent myocardial damage in hemodialysis patients.},
  author={Baris Afsar and Rengin Elsurer and A Erol Akgul and Siren Sezer and Fatma Nurhan Ozdemir},
  journal={Renal failure},
  volume={31 10},
BACKGROUND Both traditional and non-traditional risk factors play a role for the development of cardiovascular disease in hemodialysis patients. However, a specific relationship between these risk factors and silent myocardial damage is unknown. METHODS Demographic, anthropometric, clinical, and laboratory data were collected. Silent myocardial damage was defined by elevated cardiac troponin I values above cutoff values. RESULTS In total, 113 hemodialysis patients were included. Cardiac… CONTINUE READING