Nephrolithiasis is associated withcoronary artery calcification (CAC) inadults without known coronary heartdisease (CHD), researchers reportedonline ahead of print in the AmericanJournal of Kidney Diseases

Seolhye Kim, MD, MSc, and colleaguesat Sungkyunkwan UniversitySchool of Medicine in Seoul, SouthKorea, studied 62,091 asymptomaticadults without known CHD. Individualswho had nephrolithiasis had a higherprevalence of CAC than those whodid not (19.1% vs 12.8%). In adjustedanalyses, the CAC score ratio comparingindividuals with and without nephrolithiasiswas 1.31.

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