Serum cystatin C concentration as an independent marker for hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy.

TitleSerum cystatin C concentration as an independent marker for hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi X, Zhu H, Li P, Xin Q, Liu J, Zhang W, Xing Y-H, Xue H
JournalJournal of geriatric cardiology : JGC
Volume10
Issue3
Pagination286-90
Date Published2013 Sep
Abstract

Serum cystatin C levels can be used to predict morbidity and mortality in patients with cardiovascular disease. However, the clinical relevance of serum cystatin C levels in patients with hypertensive left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) has rarely been investigated. We designed the present study to investigate whether serum cystatin C levels are associated with cardiac structural and functional alterations in hypertensive patients.

DOI10.3969/j.issn.1671-5411.2013.03.001
Alternate JournalJ Geriatr Cardiol