Cardiovascular Disease

Home Hemodialysis Has Benefits, Disadvantages

Home Hemodialysis Has Benefits, Disadvantages

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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

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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.

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

Kidney Donors Face Higher ESRD Risk

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They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.

Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

Kidney Donation Safe for Older Donors

No differences found in mortality, CVD between donors, nondonors older than 55.

Testosterone Supplements Not Linked to Heart Attacks

Testosterone Supplements Not Linked to Heart Attacks

Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say.

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

Interdialytic Weight Gain May Increase Cardiovascular Risks

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A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.

Lower BP Might Not Benefit Post-Hypertensives

Lower BP Might Not Benefit Post-Hypertensives

Among patients with hypertension, elevated systolic blood pressure is associated with the highest risk for CV.

Elevated Phosphorus May Increase Death Risk

Elevated Phosphorus May Increase Death Risk

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Researchers observed the association among individuals with serum phosphorus levels measured after fasting for 12 or more hours.

Red Meat Increases Heart Failure Risk in Men

Red Meat Increases Heart Failure Risk in Men

No increased risk found for consumption of unprocessed red meat.

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

Cardiovascular Events Hike CKD Patients' ESRD Risk

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Heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke also increase the risk of death prior to ESRD.

Cardiovascular Endpoints Vary Based on High BP

Cardiovascular Endpoints Vary Based on High BP

Impact varies with CV end point; different effects for elevated systolic/diastolic BP.

Improved HTN Management Tied to Fewer Overall CVD Events

Improved HTN Management Tied to Fewer Overall CVD Events

Annual surveys in U.K. show drop in mean BP levels in men and women between 1994 and 2011.

Parental CVD Adversely Impacts Offsprings' Kidneys

Parental CVD Adversely Impacts Offsprings' Kidneys

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Study reveals a more rapid decline in annual eGFR among individuals whose parents had cardiovascular disease.

Kidney Stones Raise Cardiac Disease Risk

Kidney Stones Raise Cardiac Disease Risk

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Stones are associated with an increased risk of CVD, including coronary heart disease.

Study Finds No Resveratrol Health Benefits

Study Finds No Resveratrol Health Benefits

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Urinary resveratrol levels achieved with the Western diet show no influence on mortality, inflammatory markers, cardiovascular disease, or cancer.

Erectile, Ejaculatory Dysfunction More Common in Cardiac Patients

Erectile, Ejaculatory Dysfunction More Common in Cardiac Patients

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Study also shows a 6-fold higher rate of hypogonadism compared with the general population.

USPSTF: Obese CVD Patients Require Counseling

USPSTF: Obese CVD Patients Require Counseling

Draft recommendation statement supports intensive behavioral counseling interventions.

Cardiovascular Benefit in 'Eskimo Diet' Questioned

Cardiovascular Benefit in 'Eskimo Diet' Questioned

Prevalence of CAD similar for Greenland Eskimos, Canadian and U.S. Inuit, and non-Eskimo populations.

Cheaper Copayments Boost CVD Drug Follow-Up

Cheaper Copayments Boost CVD Drug Follow-Up

Lower medication costs produce better outcomes for nonwhite heart patients.

Heart Rate Variability in Elderly Linked with Physical Activity

Heart Rate Variability in Elderly Linked with Physical Activity

Correlations seen for greater total leisure-time activity, walking distance, walking pace.

Lower Cholesterol Has No Effect on Kidney Disease Progression

Lower Cholesterol Has No Effect on Kidney Disease Progression

Cholesterol-lowering therapy is indicated in CKD patients to prevent cardiovascular risk.

Carotid Plaque May Predict Coronary Artery Stenosis

Carotid Plaque May Predict Coronary Artery Stenosis

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Increased maximal carotid artery plaque is associated with a greater likelihood of occlusive coronary disease in patients with and without CKD.

Serum Marker Predicts Cardiovascular Events in Diabetes

Serum Marker Predicts Cardiovascular Events in Diabetes

Elevated serum level of free light chains linked to adverse cardiovascular outcomes in type 2 diabetes.

Insomnia Linked with Higher Stroke Risk

Insomnia Linked with Higher Stroke Risk

Elevated stroke risk for individuals with insomnia; highest for those aged 18 to 34 years.

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

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

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

Lifestyle Intervention Beneficial for Impaired Glucose

Lifestyle Intervention Beneficial for Impaired Glucose

Drop in cardiovascular mortality, all-cause mortality, diabetes incidence in impaired glucose tolerance.

Heart Failure After Dialysis Start Ups Death Risk

Heart Failure After Dialysis Start Ups Death Risk

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Development of heart failure within 1 year of hemodialysis initiation was associated with a 22% increased risk of death.

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

Nutrition Advice Challenged — Again

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Human beings are unique in the animal kingdom when it comes to nutrition.

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