Coronary and aortic calcifications in patients new to dialysis. Hemodialysis international. International Symposium on Home Hemodialysis Spiegel, D. M., Raggi, P., Mehta, R., Lindberg, J. S., Chonchol, M., Ehrlich, J., James, G., Chertow, G. M., Block, G. A. 2004; 8 (3): 265-272


Vascular calcification has been associated with all cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESRD). Whether vascular calcification is present in persons with advanced chronic kidney disease starting dialysis or develops in patients on dialysis is unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of vascular and coronary calcification in patients new to hemodialysis.A total of 129 subjects new to dialysis were evaluated using electron beam computed tomography. The primary outcome was the presence and extent of coronary artery, aortic, and valvular calcification.Forty-three percent of subjects had no significant coronary artery calcification (total score

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