Painless myocardial ischemia is associated with mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease.

@article{Wetmore2012PainlessMI,
  title={Painless myocardial ischemia is associated with mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease.},
  author={James B Wetmore and Mike Broce and Amer M Malas and Ammar Almehmi},
  journal={Nephron. Clinical practice},
  year={2012},
  volume={122 1-2},
  pages={9-16}
}
BACKGROUND Painless myocardial ischemia (PMI) is associated with poor outcomes in the general population. We hypothesized that the presence of PMI is inversely related to the level of kidney function and is associated with impaired survival in chronic kidney disease (CKD). METHODS A total of 356 patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention were assessed for PMI, which was defined as the absence of chest pain in response to balloon dilation of the affected vessel. Cox proportional… CONTINUE READING

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