Renal function has an effect on cardiovascular mortality in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy

Ertas G., Kozdag G., Emre E., VURAL A., Akbulut T., Ural D., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE, vol.13, no.9, pp.554-558, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background Chronic heart failure (CHF) is a major and growing public health problem resulting from the cardiac damage caused by a variety of disease processes. CHF has many comorbid conditions such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Some of the chronic conditions may have an effect on cardiac mortality in CHF patients. We have investigated the effect of renal dysfunction on cardiovascular mortality in patients with ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and nonischemic DCM.