The relationship between carotid and coronary atherosclerotic damage in dialysis patients.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Data relating carotid ultrasound (CU) to atherosclerotic damage evaluated by coronary angiography in hemodialysis patients are scarce. METHODS We carried out a cross-sectional study in 33 uremic subjects (age 55 +/- 12 years, 22 male, 7 diabetic), who have been on dialysis for 41 +/- 48 months (range 2-192). Twenty-two underwent a coronary… (More)

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