Severity of coronary artery disease is an independent risk factor for decline in kidney function

Turak O., Afsar B., Siriopol D., Yayla C., Oksuz F., Cagli K., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.33, pp.93-97, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background and aim: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease are closely interrelated and the presence of one condition synergistically affects the prognosis of the other, in a negative manner. There are surprisingly very few data on the relationship between baseline coronary artery disease (CAD) severity and subsequent decline in kidney function. We aimed to evaluate for the first time whether baseline coronary artery lesion severity predicts the decline in kidney function.