How to understand the association between cystatin C levels and cardiovascular disease: Imbalance, counterbalance, or consequence?

@article{Salgado2013HowTU,
  title={How to understand the association between cystatin C levels and cardiovascular disease: Imbalance, counterbalance, or consequence?},
  author={Jo{\~a}o Victor Leal Salgado and Francival Leite de Souza and Bernardete Jorge Salgado},
  journal={Journal of cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={331-5}
}
The association of cystatin C with renal function has been studied for more than 25 years. Cystatin C has been described to have a better diagnostic performance than creatinine to assess renal function, particularly to detect small reductions in glomerular filtration rate. Recently, cystatin C has emerged as a strong predictor of incident or recurrent cardiovascular events and adverse outcomes in patients without kidney disease. Furthermore, it has been suggested that cystatin C concentrations… CONTINUE READING