PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL, vol.32, no.1, pp.73-80, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)
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PERITONEAL DIALYSIS INTERNATIONAL
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Arterial stiffness, cardiovascular disease outcome, mortality, CHRONIC KIDNEY-DISEASE, STAGE RENAL-DISEASE, PULSE-WAVE VELOCITY, BONE-MINERAL DENSITY, AORTIC STIFFNESS, RISK-FACTORS, CLINICAL-APPLICATIONS, ALL-CAUSE, HYPERTENSION, EVENTS
Gazi University Affiliated:
Background: Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease. In recent years, arterial stiffness has taken on great importance in the pathophysiology of CV diseases. The independent predictive value of arterial stiffness for CV events and for all-cause and CV mortality has been demonstrated in the general population and in hemodialysis patients. Our aim in this study was to determine the relationship of arterial stiffness with mortality and fatal and nonfatal CV events in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients.