Factors associated with renal impairment in Chinese patients with non-valvular AF and without an established renal disease: a cross-sectional study.

Factors associated with renal impairment in Chinese patients with non-valvular AF and without an established renal disease: a cross-sectional study. Postgrad Med. 2020 Mar 14;:1-6 Authors: Shen Y, Wang J, Chen H, Li M, Chen M Abstract Background: Renal impairment and atrial fibrillation (AF) often coexist. However, risk factors associated with renal impairment in AF patients have not been studied in a large population. Accordingly, this study investigated clinical factors associated with renal impairment in AF patients.Methods: From January 2012 to December 2016, 2,298 inpatients with non-valvular AF (NVAF) mainly for catheter ablation were enrolled in this cross-sectional study. Data collection included past medical history, echocardiography measurements, current medicine use and biochemical results. The estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) was calculated using the abbreviated Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) equation. Renal impairment was defined as a history of chronic kidney disease or an eGFR ≤90 ml/min/1.73 m2. Multivariate logistic regression was conducted to evaluate the relationship between the factors screened and eGFR.Results: The mean eGFR was 88.6 ± 17.1 ml/min/1.73 m2. The overall prevalence of renal impairment was 47.4%. Multivariate logistic regression showed that factors associated with renal impairment were age (OR: 1.12; 95% CI: 1.11-1.14), non-paroxysmal AF (OR: 1.28; 95% ...
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