Heart and kidney diseases
- Early and accurate detection of heart and 6 kidney diseases
- Heart and kidneys: What should I know about the interaction of the organs?
- Our expert advice
- RenOM Test + KardiOM Test: How can I have this test combination carried out?
1. Early and accurate detection of heart and 6 kidney diseases
The DiaPat® combination of the two individual DiaPat® tests RenOM test + KardiOM test is an extremely reliable, non-invasive method for the combined diagnosis of coronary heart disease and the differential diagnosis of six kidney diseases: Minimal Change Disease (MCD), Membranous Glomerulonephritis (MNGN), Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgA nephropathy), Lupus Nephritis, and Vasculitis. To diagnose Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) please click here. Coronary heart disease: sensitivity 79%, specificity 88%. Chronic kidney diseases: sensitivity >85%, specificity >85%. The test combination can prevent the occurrence of myocardial infarction and further progression of kidney damage and significantly improve the prognosis if therapy is started in good time. Surveillance, monitoring, and individual drug therapy can also be presented excellently with the combination of the two individual tests.
Heart and kidneys: What should I know about the interaction of the organs?
The functioning of the heart and the kidneys is directly dependent on each other. The disease of one organ always affects the other organ. This is called "cardiorenal syndrome".
Heart attacks and strokes have been the leading causes of death worldwide for years. In Germany, more than 250,000 people suffer a heart attack every year. The number of strokes that occur each year is just as high.
With increasing age, deposits form in the walls of the blood vessels, so-called plaques. This hardening of the arteries, also called arteriosclerosis, leads to a narrowing of the artery so that the blood can no longer flow freely. For a long time, however, these narrowings go unnoticed because they do not cause any symptoms - until it is too late. If such a plaque deposit ruptures, the vessel closes up, resulting in a heart attack or stroke.
If the deposits are detected in time, the risk of a heart attack or stroke can be significantly reduced by appropriate drug therapy and changes in lifestyle.
Chronic kidney diseases also proceed for a long time without symptoms, so that the kidneys are often irreversibly damaged when the loss of function is diagnosed. Elevated blood pressure also often goes undetected for a long period of time and also causes lasting damage to the kidneys and their filtration function. If the filtering ability of the kidneys is severely restricted, toxins can no longer leave the body. Without regular artificial blood washing (dialysis), which is usually carried out every two days, the body would be poisoned.
Our expert advice:
Professor Dr. Anna Dominiczak, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow, UK
"This diagnostic approach enables the early identification of deposits in the coronary arteries before symptoms occur."
Professor Dr. Peter Rossing, Steno Diabetes Center, Kopenhagen
"The early application of a targeted drug therapy prolongs the performance of the kidneys and avoids renal replacement therapy."
RenOM Test + KardiOM Test: How can I have this test combination carried out?
To order your test combination, simply call us on (0511) 55 47 44 0 or ask your doctor to do so. In any case, the test is very easy to carry out: you give a urine sample to the doctor of confidence, which is then cooled and sent to us by overnight express. Approximately one week after receipt of the sample, we will send your doctor the test result and notify you at the same time. We will send you everything you need in advance with your DiaPat® test package. We also explain all the details that we ask you for so that the test delivers a reliable result for you.
For further information please ask your doctor.