Journal article

Left ventricular morphology and function in patients with atherosclerotic renovascular disease

JR Wright, AE Shurrab, A Cooper, PR Kalra, RN Foley, PA Kalra

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY | AMER SOC NEPHROLOGY | Published : 2005

Abstract

Atherosclerotic renovascular disease (ARVD) is associated with heart disease. There has been no systematic study of cardiac structure and function in patients with this condition. In this study, the epidemiology of cardiac changes and their relationship to renal function, renovascular anatomy, and BP are delineated. With the use of a cross-sectional design, 79 patients with ARVD and 50 control patients without ARVD underwent echocardiography and 24-h ambulatory BP monitoring. Clinical and biochemical data were collected. Results were analyzed according to renal function, residual renal artery patency, and unilateral or bilateral ARVD. Only 4 (5.1%) patients with ARVD had normal cardiac struc..

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