SANDOR A. FRIEDMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HERMAN ROSEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Prolongation of life by maintenance hemodialysis has led to the discovery of several long-term uremic complications. The newest one is accelerated degenerative cardiovascular disease. Lindner and associates (1) reported, from a retrospective study of 39 patients (mean age, 37 years) who received hemodialysis in Seattle after 1960, a 56.4% mortality in a 13-year period. Fourteen of 23 deaths were due to cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction in 8 cases and strokes in 3. The cumulative incidence of coronary artery disease was 52.5% after 10 years, more than 20 times that expected for normal persons of similar age and even higher
SANDOR A. FRIEDMAN, HERMAN ROSEN. Uremia and Cardiovascular Mortality. Ann Intern Med. 1974;81:696–697. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-696
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