Microalbuminuria:A Marker for Cardiovascular Risk in Hypertensive Patients


Affiliations

  • Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, India

Abstract

Hypertension is one of the most common diseases of the modern world. In hypertensive patients, Microalbuminuria, defined as albumin excretion rate (AER) of 30-300 mg/day or 30 - 299 mg/gm of creatinine, acts as a specific marker to detect early arterial disease&renal damage. Detection of microalbuminuria in hypertensive patients and their treatment can significantly alter the disease progression.

Keywords

Microalbuminuria, Cardiovascular Risk, Hypertension.

Subject Discipline

Cardiology

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