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Expert Q&A Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

Renal Stenting and the CORAL Study: Interview with Lance Dworkin, MD

CORAL study chair Lance Dworkin, MD, discusses the controversial finding with Renal & Urology News.

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Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

Uremic Toxin in Hemodialysis Patients Predicts Heart Failure Risk

High levels of indoxyl sulfate are associated with a more than 5-fold increased risk of a first heart failure event.

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

Strokes Raise Death Risk in Dialysis Patients

The risk of dying after suffering a hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke is greatest in the first week.

Sildenafil (Viagra) Shows Cardioprotective Effect in Men

Sildenafil (Viagra) Shows Cardioprotective Effect in Men

Sildenafil (Viagra) has demonstrated improvement in heart function without any adverse effect on blood pressure.

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetics

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetics

Low testosterone may increase cardiovascular (CV) risk in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes.

Hemodialysis Fistulas May Cause Adverse Cardiac Effects

Study of AV fistula using cardiovascular MRI reveals increased cardiac output, dilation of heart chambers, and deterioration in endothelial function.

Lower Cardiovascular (CV) Death Risk in Dialysis Patients with High Sclerostin

Lower Cardiovascular (CV) Death Risk in Dialysis Patients with High Sclerostin

The highest tertile of sclerostin level is associated with a 71% decreased risk of cardiovascular death vs. the lowest tertile.

Statins Provide Microvascular Benefit for Diabetics

Statins Provide Microvascular Benefit for Diabetics

Statin users with diabetes at lower risk of neuropathy, retinopathy, gangrene.

Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Self-Managed Hypertension Beneficial at High-Risk

Analysis of self-monitoring, self-titration of meds in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

USPSTF: Counseling Recommended for Cardiovascular Risk

USPSTF: Counseling Recommended for Cardiovascular Risk

Overweight or obese adults with risk factors should be referred for intensive behavioral counseling.

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Troponin Has Prognostic Value in Chronic Kidney Disease

Second review shows value in CKD with suspected ACS, limited by variable sensitivity/specificity.

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol Offers No Cardiovascular Benefit

Allopurinol therapy is not associated with beneficial cardiovascular outcomes in gout patients.

Home Hemodialysis (HHD) Has Benefits, Disadvantages

Home Hemodialysis (HHD) Has Benefits, Disadvantages

The risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular causes is lower, but the risk for infection-related hospitalization is higher.

Sodium Intake, Cardiovascular Disease Linked in Diabetes

Sodium Intake, Cardiovascular Disease Linked in Diabetes

Evidence of synergistic effect between hemoglobin A1c values and sodium intake.

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

CABG Outcomes Better in Kidney Disease Patients

It is associated with better long-term survival and reduced risk of revascularization and myocardial infarction compared with PCI.

Neighborhood Affects Cardiovascular Health

Neighborhood Affects Cardiovascular Health

Associations for favorable food stores, physical activity resources with ideal CV health.