Elevated mean pulmonary artery pressure in patients with mild-to-moderate mitral stenosis: a useful predictor of worsening renal functions?

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Zorkun C., AMİOĞLU G., BEKTAŞOĞLU G., ZORLU A. , Ekinozu I., TURGUT O. O. , ...Daha Fazla

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.13, ss.457-464, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/akd.2013.144
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.457-464


Objective: Renal dysfunction commonly accompanies the course of cardiac disorders and strongly associates with increased morbidity and mortality. Elevated central venous pressure is related to worsening renal function in patients with heart failure. However, predictors of worsening renal function in mitral stenosis-whose pathophysiologic process is similar to heart failure with regard to right heart dysfunction-are unknown. This study aimed to evaluate whether clinical and echocardiographic parameters might predict worsening renal function in patients with mild-to-moderate mitral stenosis.