Howden, EJ and Weston, K and Leano, R and Sharman, JE and Marwick, TH and Isbel, NM and Coombes, JS, Cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiovascular burden in chronic kidney disease, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 18, (4) pp. 492-497. ISSN 1440-2440 (2015) [Refereed Article]
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DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis.
METHODS: Baseline demographic, anthropometric and biochemical data were examined in 136 patients with moderate chronic kidney disease (age 59.7±9.6yrs, eGFR 40±9ml/min/1.73m2, 55% male, 39% with a history of cardiovascular disease, 38% diabetic and 17% current smokers). Cardiorespiratory fitness was measured as peak VO2, left ventricular morphology and function using echocardiography, central arterial stiffness by aortic pulse wave velocity and left ventricular afterload using augmentation index. Physical activity levels were assessed using the Active Australia questionnaire.
RESULTS: Peak VO2 (22.9±6.5ml/kg/min) and peak heart rate (148±22bpm) were 17% and 12% lower than the age-predicted values, respectively. The low fit group were significantly older, and were more likely to have type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, a higher BMI and be less active than the high fit group (P<0.05). The independent predictors of peak VO2 were age, type II diabetes, hemoglobin level, physical activity, aortic pulse wave velocity, augmentation index, and global longitudinal strain.
CONCLUSION: In patients with chronic kidney disease, the peak VO2 and heart rate response is markedly impaired. Reduced cardiorespiratory fitness is independently associated with increased aortic stiffness, increased left ventricle afterload, poor left ventricle function and higher burden of cardiovascular risk.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Arterial stiffness, Cardiac function, Echocardiography, Exercise physiology, Functional capacity, Physical activity|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Cardiovascular medicine and haematology|
|Research Field:||Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Sharman, JE (Professor James Sharman)|
|UTAS Author:||Marwick, TH (Professor Tom Marwick)|
|Year Published:||2015 (online first 2014)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||19|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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