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Diabetic or hypertensive: get your albumin check up done
Dr KK Aggarwal | 24 Jun 2013

Current guidelines advocate annual screening in patients with diabetes and wherever possible in non-diabetic patients with hypertension said Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President-Elect IMA.

Microalbuminuria or presence of albumin in the urine in micro amounts indicates early kidney damage; an early vascular endothelial dysfunction and early atherosclerosis with major cardio or cerebrovascular events and death.

 Current guidelines advocate annual screening in patients with diabetes and wherever possible in non-diabetic patients with hypertension said Padma Shri & Dr. BC Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India & National Vice President-Elect IMA.

 Early detection of high-risk patients allows selection of aggressive treatment to slow disease progression.

 Antihypertensive agents providing angiotensin II blockade are recommended for the treatment of hypertensive patients with microalbuminuria, regardless of diabetes and/or early or overt nephropathy. Treatment with these drugs provides effective reduction of microalbuminuria and blood pressure, and long-term prevention of CV events beyond blood pressure reduction.

 Even very low levels of microalbuminuria strongly correlate with cardiovascular risk. Albumin excretion rates as low as 4.8 µg/min, well below the microalbuminuria thresholds stated in current clinical guidelines, are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, independent of the presence of other risk factors.

About HCFI:The only National Not for profit NGO, on whose mega community health education events, Govt. of India has released two National commemorative stamps and one cancellation stamp, and who has conducted one to one training on” Hands only CPR” of 54572 people since 1st November 2012.

The CPR 10 Mantra is – “within 10 minutes of death, earlier the better; at least for the next 10 minutes, longer the better; compress the centre of the chest of the dead person continuously and effectively with a speed of 10x10 i.e. 100 per minute.”

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