Table of Contents
Advances in Nephrology
Volume 2014, Article ID 743174, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/743174
Research Article

Risk Factors of Arterial Damage Assessed by ABI and baPWV among Hemodialysis Patients in Macau

1Division of Nephrology, Centro Hospitalar Conde de São Januário, Macau
2Division of Nephrology, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200040, China

Received 26 April 2014; Revised 1 July 2014; Accepted 25 August 2014; Published 9 September 2014

Academic Editor: Francois Madore

Copyright © 2014 Mingxin Li et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity among patients with ESRD on chronic dialysis. Arterial damage is one of the characteristics of CVD. But the association between arterial damage and conventional risk factors for CVD has not yet been fully highlighted in chronic hemodialysis patients. Here we validate the clinical value of assessment of arterial damage by ABI and PWV in chronic hemodialysis patients in Macau.