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Blood cystatin C has increasingly been used as an endogenous marker for estimating glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and evaluating prognosis in patients with acute or chronic heart failure. The goal of the study was to investigate the impact of heart failure on the determination of renal function based on cystatin C or creatinine in nonacute cardiac patients. A total of 880 consecutive and clinically stable patients with heart disease were prospectively evaluated. Serum N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP) showed a stronger correlation with cystatin C (r = 0.60, p
Author(s): Linzbach S, Samigullin A, Yilmaz S, Tsioga M, Zeiher AM, Spyridopoulos I
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: American Journal of Cardiology
ISSN (print): 0002-9149
ISSN (electronic): 1879-1913
Publisher: Excerpta Medica, Inc.
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