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Significant correlation between ratio of brachial pre-ejection period to ejection time and left ventricular ejection fraction and mass index in patients with chronic kidney disease.
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PMID:  20935012     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. An increase in the ratio of pre-ejection period (PEP) to ejection time (ET) is correlated with an increase in left ventricular mass index (LVMI) and a decrease in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). Brachial PEP (bPEP) and brachial ET (bET) can be automatically determined by an ankle-brachial index (ABI)-form device. The aims of this study were to assess whether bPEP/bET is a useful parameter in evaluation of LVMI and LVEF in patients with CKD and to evaluate the diagnostic value of bPEP/bET in the prediction of LVEF < 50%.
METHODS: We consecutively enrolled 234 CKD patients from our Outpatient Department of Internal Medicine. Both bPEP and bET were measured using an ABI-form device. Clinical and echocardiographic parameters were compared and analysed.
RESULTS: Multivariate analysis results show that bPEP/bET, systolic blood pressure, and body mass index were positively while albumin was negatively associated with LVMI. In addition, increased bPEP/bET, coronary artery disease, decreased albumin, and increased triglyceride were independent factors associated with decreased LVEF. The area under the curve for bPEP/bET in the prediction of LVEF < 50% was 0.859.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings show that bPEP/bET is an important determinant of LVMI and LVEF in CKD patients. It is also helpful in identification of CKD patients with LVEF < 50%. Screening CKD patients by means of bPEP/bET may help identify a high risk group of increased LVMI and decreased LVEF.
Szu-Chia Chen; Jer-Ming Chang; Wan-Chun Liu; Jer-Chia Tsai; Ling-I Chen; Ming-Yen Lin; Po-Chao Hsu; Tsung-Hsien Lin; Ho-Ming Su; Shang-Jyh Hwang; Hung-Chun Chen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1460-2385     ISO Abbreviation:  Nephrol. Dial. Transplant.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706402     Medline TA:  Nephrol Dial Transplant     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1895-902     Citation Subset:  IM    
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