Mean corpuscular volume is associated with endothelial dysfunction and predicts composite cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease

Solak Y., Yilmaz M. I. , Saglam M., Demirbas S., Verim S., Unal H. U. , ...More

NEPHROLOGY, vol.18, no.11, pp.728-735, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/nep.12130
  • Journal Name: NEPHROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.728-735


AimMean corpuscular volume (MCV) is a measure of size of red blood cells. Recently a few studies showed an association of macrocytosis with all-cause mortality. We aimed to assess the relationship of MCV with cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the effect of MCV on endothelial function.