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Old 01-09-2013, 01:35 PM   #8
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Re: New Here, kidney failure ?

I would not be too worried about the drop in his eGFR, as that may be temporary and may be better next time it is checked. It fluctuates like most things in the body over time. I would talk to his cardiologist about the pulse problem. A low thyroid hormone can cause a slow rate like that or a conduction defect in the heart. It is also possible he is having so many PVCs that it is falsely lowering his pulse rate. If his heart rate improves, his blood flow to kidneys should improve and the eGFR would come up. The creatinine, and its trend, is more useful for evaluating overall kidney function.

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