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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25644699/n-terminal-prob-type-natriuretic-peptide-is-a-marker-of-vascular-remodelling-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-asymptomatic-hypertensives
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Luigi E Pastormerlo, Stefano Maffei, Daniele Della Latta, Vladislav Chubuchny, Carla Susini, Sergio Berti, Aldo Clerico, Concetta Prontera, Claudio Passino, James L Januzzi, Michele Emdin, Dante Chiappino
BACKGROUND: Arterial hypertension is a main determinant of arterial remodelling and atherosclerosis. Coronary artery calcium score and carotid intima-media thickness are recognized indices of vascular remodelling. Established biohumoral markers for the diagnosis of atherosclerosis are still lacking in asymptomatic subjects with hypertension. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to test the association of plasma N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide concentrations with either coronary artery calcium score or carotid intima-media thickness in asymptomatic hypertensive subjects...
March 2016: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/17091605/-contrast-medium-induced-nephropathy
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D Krusová, K Sevela
Contrast medium indicated nephropathy (CMIN) is a iatrogenic disorder by which patients become inflicted due to contrast medium exposure. Prevalence of this disorder might increase as more and more diagnostic and intervence radiology has been used. The article is focused on known pathofysiological mechanisms that are responsible for CMIN incidence. There are many risk factors guided by more frequent development of this complication, in particular diabetes mellitus, preexisting renal disease, hypertensis. Plus, the risk of CMIN is much higher in patients with risky medication...
September 2006: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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