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Our mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.
Improving the quality of life and reducing sudden cardiac death by limiting the impact of heart rhythm disturbances.
Our mission is to improve quality of life and longevity, through better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart failure, including the establishment of networks for its management, education and research.
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OUR MISSION: TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important risk factor for cardiovascular outcome. In the present study, Hakeem et al studied a large cohort of patients (n=1652) with suspected CAD who underwent stress MPS and an evaluation of kidney function (by means of calculation of eGFR). At baseline 36% had CKD defined as an eGFR < 60 ml/min/1.73m². After a mean follow-up op 2 years both renal function and MPS showed incremental predictive power for cardiac death prediction over baseline risk factors and left ventricular dysfunction. Importantly, patients with CKD had a relatively less benign prognosis that those without CKD, even in the presence of a normal scan.
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