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

Published: March, 2014

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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