Prevalence of valve calcium and association of valve calcium with coronary artery disease, atherosclerotic vascular disease, and all-cause mortality in 137 patients undergoing hemodialysis for chronic renal failure.

@article{Varma2005PrevalenceOV,
  title={Prevalence of valve calcium and association of valve calcium with coronary artery disease, atherosclerotic vascular disease, and all-cause mortality in 137 patients undergoing hemodialysis for chronic renal failure.},
  author={Raja Varma and Wilbert S Aronow and John Arthur McClung and Renee Garrick and Paul F Vistainer and Melvin B. Weiss and Robert N Belkin},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={742-3}
}
Of 137 patients (mean age 63 years) who underwent hemodialysis for chronic renal failure, 65 (47%) had mitral valve calcium, mitral annular calcium, or aortic valve calcium. Thirty-eight of 65 patients (59%) who had valve calcium died at 3.5-year follow-up versus 21 of 72 patients (29%) who did not have valve calcium and who died at 4.3-year follow-up (p = 0.0005). 

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