Navigation Links
Urine Test Results Can Point to Heart Dangers
Date:11/20/2007

Presence of the protein albumin suggests worsening coronary artery disease, study finds

TUESDAY, Nov. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Even a small amount of a protein called albumin in the urine of patients with stable coronary artery disease increases their risk of cardiovascular death, say U.S. researchers.

The findings from this study of almost 3,000 patients, age 50 and older, with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) have implications for assessing and perhaps treating patients with vascular disease.

The study was published in the current issue of the journal Circulation.

Albumin is normal and necessary in blood, but its presence in urine indicates leakage in the kidney filtration system and possible damage to cells that line the kidney's blood vessels, according to background information in the study.

"We found that virtually any degree of albuminuria, even albumin below the level we call microalbuminuria, placed a patient at significantly higher risk of cardiovascular events," lead author Dr. Scott D. Solomon, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of Noninvasive Cardiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, said in a prepared statement.

He and his colleagues also found that the hypertension drug trandolapril (an ACE inhibitor) lowered albumin levels in patients' urine.

The findings of this study and previous research by the same team indicate that "we cardiologists need to pay more attention to kidney function in our patients, and we need to look at two aspects -- filtration and albuminuria," Solomon said.

"It is important for cardiologists to understand that these are not patients who will even come to dialysis or even necessarily see a nephrologist," he said. "But they do have mild kidney disease that puts them at increased risk for a cardiovascular event."

More information

The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases has more about protein in urine.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, Nov. 19, 2007


'/>"/>
Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Human Urine Safe, Productive Fertilizer
2. Contamination from depleted uranium found in urine 20 years later
3. Haemacure Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
4. Brooke Franchise Corporation Announces Selected July Results
5. AKELA Pharma Inc. announces positive results for the extension part of its Phase IIb Fentanyl TAIFUN(R) trial
6. Somanetics Corporation to Release Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results and Host Conference Call September 19
7. The New England Journal of Medicine Publishes EURIDIS/ADONIS Study Results Showing Dronedarone Maintained Sinus Rhythm in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter With no Observed Pro-Arrhythmia
8. NBTY Announces Preliminary Unaudited Net Sales Results For August 2007
9. Martek Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results
10. MDS Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
11. Authentidate Holding Corp. to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Year End Results on Thursday, September 13, 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... acquired Presence Technology, S.L. (“Presence”) for a purchase price of approximately $17.4 ... other considerations. Presence’s annual revenue is approximately $13.2 million. Headquartered in Barcelona, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Levels of a protein ... according to a study appearing online in the journal Radiology. , Heart disease and ... increase significantly due to the rapidly aging population. Damage to both organs often occurs ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... consultation services to residents in the Sacramento/Folsom region, is initiating a charity event ... , The Another Choice Another Chance treatment center in Sacramento works to provide ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... OCTOBER XX, 2016 (PRWEB) (PRWEB) December 07, 2016 , ... ... study entitled “Canine Filamentous Dermatitis Associated with Borrelia Infection” reveals ... study was published in the prestigious Journal of Veterinary Science & Medical Diagnosis. ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... in Dallas, Texas, is condemning "scam operations" carried out by unethical locksmith companies ... these scam operations to a halt. According to Texas Premier Locksmith, these fraudulent ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... , December 7, 2016 ... Market Research titled , Global Market Study on Multiplex Detection ... 2024 , the global multiplex detection immunoassay market is expected ... period 2016-2024. ... , , ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , December 7, 2016 ... reach a value of USD 3.9 billion by ... View Research, Inc. The growth of the market ... and continuous technological advancements by the market players. ... due to increasing donation, rising awareness about transfusion-transmitted ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... , Dec. 6, 2016  Alopexx Oncology, LLC ... a recombinant antibody fusion protein (immunocytokine) composed of interleukin-2 ... the same target on B cells as Rituxan and ... components but is also involved in tumor targeting, engagement ... vaccine effect. The results of the study (abstract #95954) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: