IMPACT OF ARTERIAL STIFFNESS ON ADVERSE CARDIOVASCULAR OUTCOMES AND MORTALITY IN PERITONEAL DIALYSIS PATIENTS


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SİPAHİOĞLU M. H. , Kucuk H. , ÜNAL A. , KAYA M., Oguz F. , TOKGÖZ B. , ...More

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL, vol.32, no.1, pp.73-80, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3747/pdi.2010.00186
  • Title of Journal : PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-80

Abstract

Background: Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. In recent years, arterial stiffness has taken on great importance in the pathophysiology of CV diseases. The independent predictive value of arterial stiffness for CV events and for all-cause and CV mortality has been demonstrated in the general population and in hemodialysis patients. Our aim in this study was to determine the relationship of arterial stiffness with mortality and fatal and nonfatal CV events in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients.