Albuminuria/Proteinuria in Cardiology Practice: Do Cardiologists Ask For Urine Testing?

YILDIRIM T., Piskinpasa S., Yilmaz R., Kutlugun A. A., ERDEM Y., Ozkutlu H., ...More

TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, vol.23, no.1, pp.46-50, 2014 (ESCI) identifier identifier


OBJECTIVE: Even a small amount of albumin in urine is predictive of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, not only in patients with diabetes or hypertension but also in the general population. We hypothesized that determination of urinary protein excretion is usually not included in the laboratory work-up of most patients in cardiology practice.