A new study has brought out that those who suffer from severe kidney disease also bear higher risk of getting affected with heart disease and stroke. The findings of the study appeared in BMJ. com.
The study is a collaborated effort of the crew of researchers from the University of Cambridge in England and was headed by Emanuele Di Angelantonio from the department of public health and primary care and the team from the University of California, which was led by Bruce Ovbiagele of the stroke center and department of neurology.
The UCLA study was also supported by researchers from Taiwan. It analyzed the previously done 33 studies that examined flow rate of fluid strained through the kidneys of about 280,000 patients. The researchers discovered that patients with extremely low flow rates were at 43% risk of getting a future stroke, as compared to others with normal flow rates. Also, Asians with low flow rates were at greater risk.
The team led by Di Angelantonio, along with the Icelandic researchers followed nearly 17,000 Iceland residents for nearly a quarter of a century. They observed that even early symptoms of kidney disease was associated with risk of heart disease and by adding kidney disorder to conventional procedures of screening, the heart disease became predictive.
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