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Commentary Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Emerging MRA-Based Treatments for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Patients on Dialysis

Recently, increasing attention focused on mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists (MRAs) in treating chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) does not increase cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Higher Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Not Linked in Kidney Disease (CKD) Patients

Each 0.5 mg/dL increment in serum phosphorus associated with 58% increased odds of coronary heart failure (CHF).

Higher Serum Ferritin Ups Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

Higher Serum Ferritin Ups Mortality in Hemodialysis Patients

Hemodialysis (HD) patients in highest quartile of serum ferritin had an increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular, and infection-related mortality.

Red Meat Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Due to Gut Bacteria

Red Meat Contributes to Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Risk Due to Gut Bacteria

Bacteria in the gut metabolizes red meat in a way that greatly increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetic Men

Low Testosterone Raises Atherosclerosis Risk in Diabetic Men

Low total testosterone was associated with increased odds of greater carotid intima-media thickness and odds of endothelial dysfunction.

Swedish Milk Study Criticized By Nutritionists

Swedish Milk Study Criticized By Nutritionists

A recent study on the negative effects of high milk intake and its association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) is being decried by nutritionists.

Heart Medication Filtered by Dialysis May Increase Premature Death Risk

Heart Medication Filtered by Dialysis May Increase Premature Death Risk

Dialysis patients who take heart medications such as beta blockers are at an increased risk of premature death.

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

Renal Hyperfiltration May Predict Higher Mortality

In healthy people, renal hyperfiltration associated with 37% and 66% increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, respectively.

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

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.