Severity of coronary artery disease is an independent risk factor for decline in kidney function

Published: 9 July 2016
Author(s): Osman Turak, Baris Afsar, Dimitrie Siriopol, Cagri Yayla, Fatih Oksuz, Kumral Cagli, Alexandru Burlacu, Adrian Covic, Mehmet Kanbay
Issue: July 2016
Section: Original article

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cardiovascular disease are closely interrelated and the presence of one condition synergistically affects the prognosis of the other, in a negative manner. There are surprisingly very few data on the relationship between baseline coronary artery disease (CAD) severity and subsequent decline in kidney function. We aimed to evaluate for the first time whether baseline coronary artery lesion severity predicts the decline in kidney function.