Hypertension Update
FATE OF MICROALBUMINURIA IN ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSIVE PATIENTS AFTER ONE YEAR FOLLOW UP 1877 View(s)

Peera Buranakitjaroen, M.D. Division of Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital. Parichat Niyomthong, M.D. Medicine Unit, Phrae Hospital.

Background: The detection of Microalbuminuria (MAU) was recommended in every new diagnosed diabetic patients because of the high prevalence and being an independent cardiovascular risk. However, there were not many studies on MAU in essential hypertensive (EH)  patients without DM. Recently, a study of MAU in EH patients without DM and CKD was carried out in the Division of Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital. It was found that the prevalence of MAU and macroalbuminuria (MacAU) were 18.6% and 2.2% respectively. To follow these patients after one year of treatment is needed to observe the fate of MAU and the incidence of new MAU.

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