Prevalence and clinical correlates of microalbuminuria in essential hypertension: the MAGIC Study. Microalbuminuria: A Genoa Investigation on Complications.

@article{Pontremoli1997PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and clinical correlates of microalbuminuria in essential hypertension: the MAGIC Study. Microalbuminuria: A Genoa Investigation on Complications.},
  author={Roberto Pontremoli and A. Sathya Sofia and Maura Ravera and Cristiano Nicolella and Francesca Viazzi and Angelito Tirotta and N Ruello and Cinzia Tomolillo and C Hern{\'a}ndez Castell{\'o} and Gaetano Grillo and Giuseppe Sacchi and Giacomo Deferrari},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={1997},
  volume={30 5},
  pages={1135-43}
}
The prevalence of microalbuminuria and its relationship with several cardiovascular risk factors and target organ damage were evaluated in a cohort of 787 untreated patients with essential hypertension. Albuminuria was measured as the albumin-to-creatinine ratio in three nonconsecutive, first morning urine samples. The prevalence of microalbuminuria was 6.7%. Albuminuric patients were more likely to be men and to be characterized by higher blood pressure, body mass index, and uric acid levels… CONTINUE READING

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