Volume 64, Issue 6 (3 2006)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2006, 64(6): 103-111 | Back to browse issues page

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S.M. Safavi, M. Rohbani, F. Forouzanfar. Relationship between microalbuminuria and cardiovascular events in patients with diabetes and hypertention. Tehran Univ Med J. 2006; 64 (6) :103-111
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Background: Hypertention and diabetes are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. studies have shown that microalbuminuria is a strong predictor of cardiov-ascular disease in different population.In this study the relation of microalbuminuria with diabetes and hypertention as risk factors of atherosclerosis disease were investi-gated.

Methods: Two hundered twenty eight patients with angiographically confirmed coronary atherosclerotic lesions, (mean age 60 ± 0.5 SD) referred to Madani Hospital, Tabriz, Iran were studied .This patients according to the number of diseased vessels were classified in two groups. The levels of glucose and creatinine and that of post parandial glucose were determined in venous blood samples by standard methods. Immunoturbidimetric method was employed in the measurement of microalbuminuria. The results were analysed by statistical tests.

Results: The increased albumin/creatinine ratio was markedly correlated with fasting blood sugar, systolic and diastolic blood pressure (P < 0.05 in all cases). Significant correlation was noticed between microalbuminuria, diabetes according to the extension of the disease lesions (P < 0.05). No relationship was observed between microalbumin-uria, high levels of blood pressure according to the number of diseased vessels (P > 0.05).  Conclusion: The relationship between diabetes and microalbuminuria was meaningful. According to atherosclerotic lesions a marked correlation was also noticed between microalbuminuria and diabetes. These facts may contribute to the higher cardiovascular risk in diabetic patients. An associated between hypertension and microalbuminuria was noticed. The result suggests that although risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes are known to cause cardiovascular disease, microalbuminuria may in fact be a better indicator of established microvascular damage and better predictor of cardiov-ascular events.

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