Heart Disease Test on Kidney Patients May Be Ineffective

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

If you suffer from chronic kidney disease or any other severe condition that profoundly impacts your ability to work you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits.

According to the National Kidney Foundation, approximately 26 million people in the U.S. suffer from chronic kidney disease. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death for those with chronic kidney disease.

A report from the Doctor’s Lounge indicates that a heart disease test that relies on measuring certain biomarkers and is performed on kidney patients may not be effective. Biomarkers are commonly used in assessing whether or not an individual with chronic kidney disease is at risk of developing heart disease.

These tests currently measure blood levels of parathyroid, calcium and phosphorous. Analysis now reveals that these may be useless tests.

Researchers have not been able to find any measurable evidence that doctors should be using these biomarkers to diagnose heart disease. This is especially true when it comes to testing parathyroid hormones and calcium. However, there was a link between higher levels of phosphorous and mortality in those with chronic kidney disease.

These findings reveal a need to treat the disease, rather than using biomarkers as the sole diagnostic tool.

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