Increased Carotid IMT, Early-Stage CKD Linked

Endovascular Treatment Beats tPA Alone for Stroke Patients
Endovascular Treatment Beats tPA Alone for Stroke Patients

Early-stage chronic kidney disease(CKD) may be an independent risk factor for increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT), a biomarker of atherosclerosis, according to findings published online in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.

In a study of 3,629 individuals without clinical cardiovascular disease at baseline, Yu Wu, PhD, of Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China, and colleagues found that subjects with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) of 60–89 and 30–59 mL/min/1.73 m2, respectively, had 30% and 79% greater odds of increased IMT after adjusting for age and traditional cardiovascular risk factors.

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