Vascular function and mild renal impairment in stable coronary artery disease.

@article{Harst2006VascularFA,
  title={Vascular function and mild renal impairment in stable coronary artery disease.},
  author={Pim van der Harst and Tom D. J. Smilde and Hendrik J Buikema and Adriaan Alexander Voors and Gerjan Navis and D. J. Van Veldhuisen and Wiek H van Gilst},
  journal={Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={379-84}
}
OBJECTIVE In patients with coronary artery disease, the concomitant presence of renal function impairment is associated with decreased survival. We aimed to assess whether in coronary artery diseased patients renal function impairment is associated with systemic vascular function, functional parameters of the renin-angiotensin system, or inflammation as potential mediators for cardiovascular risk. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied 125 patients, 87% male, with a mean age of 62.2+/-8.2 years; 72… CONTINUE READING