Kidney function and mortality among patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.

@article{Khan2006KidneyFA,
  title={Kidney function and mortality among patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.},
  author={Nadia A Khan and Irene Ma and Christopher R. Thompson and Karin H. Humphries and Deeb N. Salem and Mark J Sarnak and Adeera Levin},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={244-53}
}
Kidney disease has emerged as a risk factor for mortality in heart failure populations. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of different stages of kidney dysfunction (defined using the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative [K/DOQI] classification system) and changes in kidney function on mortality in a cohort of patients with heart failure. A retrospective analysis was conducted of data from the randomized controlled trials Studies of Left Ventricular Dysfunction. A… CONTINUE READING