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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.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15757600     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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).
Raja Varma; Wilbert S Aronow; John A McClung; Renee Garrick; Paul F Vistainer; Melvin B Weiss; Robert N Belkin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  95     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-10     Completed Date:  2005-04-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  742-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Cardiology and Renal Divisions, Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York 10595, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Valve*
Arteriosclerosis / mortality*
Calcinosis / diagnosis,  mortality*
Cause of Death
Coronary Disease / diagnosis,  mortality*
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / epidemiology
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Diseases / diagnosis,  mortality*
Kidney Failure, Chronic / mortality,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve*
Myocardial Infarction / mortality
Renal Dialysis*
Risk Assessment

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