American College of Cardiology annual meeting: Trio of kidney disease signs takes toll on heart

American College of Cardiology annual meeting,March 6–9, Orlando

Trio of kidney disease signs takes toll on heart

The confluence of three common signs of kidney disease spells big trouble for the heart, suggests the Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP), a community-based study aimed at identifying people at risk for chronic kidney disease.

Anemia, microalbuminuria (the appearance in the urine of small but abnormal amounts of a blood protein known as albumin), and a low glomerular filtration rate (a measure of the kidneys' ability to filter and remove waste products and toxins from the blood) individually herald possible problems with kidney function.

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