Optimizing global risk evaluation in primary hypertension: the role of microalbuminuria and cardiovascular ultrasonography.

@article{Viazzi2004OptimizingGR,
  title={Optimizing global risk evaluation in primary hypertension: the role of microalbuminuria and cardiovascular ultrasonography.},
  author={Francesca Viazzi and Denise Parodi and Giovanna Leoncini and Simone Vettoretti and Elena Ratto and Valentina Vaccaro and Maura Ravera and Cinzia Tomolillo and Gian Paolo Bezante and Massimo Del Sette and Giacomo Deferrari and Roberto Pontremoli},
  journal={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={907-13}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact and cost-effectiveness of microalbuminuria and cardiovascular ultrasonography in evaluating the risk profile in primary hypertension. METHODS Four hundred and five untreated patients with primary hypertension underwent a routine, traditional work-up plus evaluation of albuminuria and ultrasound (US) assessment of cardiac and vascular structures. Albuminuria was measured as the albumin to creatinine ratio in three non-consecutive first-morning urine samples. Left… CONTINUE READING