Prevalence, predictors and prognostic value of acute impairment in renal function during intensive unloading therapy in a community population hospitalized for decompensated heart failure.

@article{Cioffi2007PrevalencePA,
  title={Prevalence, predictors and prognostic value of acute impairment in renal function during intensive unloading therapy in a community population hospitalized for decompensated heart failure.},
  author={Giovanni Cioffi and Luigi Tarantini and Giovanni Pulignano and Donatella Del Sindaco and Stefania De Feo and Cristina Opasich and Andrea Dilenarda and Carlo Stefenelli and Francesco Furlanello},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={419-27}
}
BACKGROUND AND METHODS Chronic heart failure (CHF) is often associated with impaired renal function. Diuretics and vasodilators may lead to aggravated renal dysfunction (ARD), particularly among patients with decompensated CHF. Although the prevalence of ARD has been evaluated in patients awaiting heart transplantation, little is known about ARD in the community sample of CHF patients. Accordingly, we prospectively assessed the prevalence, predictors and prognostic value of ARD in 79… CONTINUE READING

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