|Title||Echocardiographic measures and subsequent decline in kidney function in older adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||Ishigami J, Mathews L, Hishida M, Kitzman DW, Coresh J, Solomon SD, Shah AM, Matsushita K|
|Journal||Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging|
|Date Published||2021 Jan 31|
AIMS : Heart failure increases the risk of kidney disease progression. However, whether cardiac function and structure are associated with the risk of incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not well characterized in a community setting.
METHODS AND RESULTS : Among 4188 participants (mean age 75 years and 22% blacks) of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study without prevalent CKD in 2011-13, we examined the association of echocardiographic measures of left ventricular (LV) mass index, ejection fraction, left atrial volume index (LAVi), right ventricular (RV) fractional area change, and peak RV-right atrium (RA) gradient, with the subsequent risk of incident CKD, as defined by >25% decline to estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR)
CONCLUSION : Among community-dwelling older individuals, LV mass index, ejection fraction, LAVi, and peak RV-RA gradient were independently associated with the risk of incident CKD. Our results further support that heart disease is associated with the risk of kidney disease progression and suggest the value of echocardiography for assessing cardiac and kidney health in older populations.
|Alternate Journal||Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging|