Hypertension and microalbuminuria: the new detrimental duo.

  title={Hypertension and microalbuminuria: the new detrimental duo.},
  author={Paolo Verdecchia and Gianpaolo Reboldi},
  journal={Blood pressure},
  volume={13 4},
Excretion of albumin with urine (UAE) in small amounts, i.e. microalbuminuria (MAU), also referred to as "incipient nephropathy", has long been considered a marker of early nephropathy and increased cardiovascular risk in the specific setting of diabetes mellitus. However, numerous clinical studies found an association between MAU and other cardiovascular risk factors, target organ damage and risk of cardiovascular disease in clinical contexts different from diabetes and including arterial… CONTINUE READING


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