Impact of renal failure on the risk of myocardial infarction and death.

@article{Beddhu2002ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of renal failure on the risk of myocardial infarction and death.},
  author={Srinivasan Beddhu and Kristina Allen-Brady and Alfred K. Cheung and Benjamin D. Horne and Tami L. Bair and Joseph Brent Muhlestein and Jeffrey L Anderson},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2002},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={1776-83}
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear whether pre-existing cardiovascular disease or predisposition of the uremic state leads to the high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality associated with renal failure. We examined whether renal failure independently increases the risk of myocardial infarction and death. METHODS A total of 8600 patients with variable glomerular filtration rate (GFR) at the time of coronary angiography participated in the Intermountain Heart Study. Coronary disease was defined as >or… CONTINUE READING

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