Department   School of Medicine(Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital), School of Medicine
   Position   Endowed Professor
Language English
Title Blood Urea Nitrogen to Albumin Ratio Predicts Mortality of Heart Failure Patients with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Conference The 81st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS2017)
Promoters Japanese Circulation Society
Conference Type Nationwide Conferences
Presentation Type Poster notice
Lecture Type General
Publisher and common publisher◎KAWAKAMI Emiko, SUZUKI Atsushi, SHIGA Tsuyoshi, IWANAMI Yuji, HENMI Ryuta, YAGISHITA Daigo, EJIMA Koichiro, SUZUKI Tsuyoshi, SHODA Morio, HAGIWARA Nobuhisa
Date 2017/03/19
(city and name of the country)
Kanazawa, JAPAN
Society abstract PROGRAM JCS 2017 389
Summary Serum albumin and renal function play an important role in maintaining physiological homeostasis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between blood urea nitrogen to albumin (B/A) ratio before cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) implantation and mortality. We studied 391 patients who implanted CRT between 2002 to 2014. During 32 months of follow-up, 117 (30%) patients died from any cause. There was a significantly higher B/A ratio in dead patients than survived (p<0.05). 63% of CRT patients had decreased left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV) more than 15% after 6 months of CRT (responders). By cox regression analysis, independent risks for mortality were non-responder and high value of B/A ratio (Table). Our results suggested that B/A ratio is an independent predictor of mortality in HF patients treated by CRT.