Study links renal hyperfiltration to stroke in diabetes patients

11/7/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study that used SPECT to image cerebral flow reserve index found that 22% of patients with either metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes who had hyperfiltration of the kidneys experienced a stroke. The results indicate that renal hyperfiltration may contribute to a higher risk of stroke in such patients, the researchers said at the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease.

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