New findings are at odds with those of previous small studies.
The two conditions together are associated with a 20-fold increased risk of atrial fibrillation.
Halving the dosage improved GFR in patients with stable heart failure and impaired renal function.
Emphasize vegetables, fruits, whole grains as part of healthy diet; exercise three to four times/week.
High A1c values are associated with a twofold increased likelihood of cardiovascular death or non-fatal cardiovascular events.
Vascular calcification contributes to increased cardiovascular risk in dialysis patients.
Serum levels vary throughout the day, and higher phosphorus intake exaggerates the early afternoon rise in serum phosphorus.
A cFLC level greater than 57.2 mg/L was independently associated with a 3.3 times increased risk for adverse CVD outcomes.
In a study, it was associated with a 29% increased risk of death and/or heart attack or stroke.
Men with low testosterone levels may be at slightly increased risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease.
A new clinical review on cardiovascular disease and testosterone published between 1970 and 2013 has turned up mixed findings.
Each 10 cc increment in epicardial adipose tissue is associated with a significant 6% increased risk of death in patients newly started on hemodialysis.
Declines in smoking and improved treatments offset by effects of aging and obesity.
A higher urinary ACRwas linked with a greater risk of incident CHD but not recurrent CHD.
But diuretics more effective than exercise for lowering mortality in heart failure.
For years, dietary recommendations have focused on reducing saturated fat and its potential sources.
Review of the literature conducted to assess low testosterone link to cardiovascular disease/mortality.
The 30-day mortality risk in patients with stage 2-5 CKD decreased from 11% in 1985-1990 to 6% in 2000-2008.
Patients with type 1, type 2 diabetes experience severe HTN, hypokalemia, QT prolongation.
Once again, a study offers evidence that one of the keys to good nutrition is avoiding excess.
The Mediterranean diet is getting more attention because of its long-term benefits in terms of overall mortality and CVD risk.
Meta-analysis of cohort studies shows severe hypoglycemia linked with cardiovascular disease.
In adjusted analyses, women with a history of kidney stones had an 18%-48% increased risk of coronary heart disease.
Erectile dysfunction has predictive value for cardiovascular risk; tx may offer vascular benefits.
Elevated uric acid levels are associated with increased risk of ischemic heart disease and blood pressure, but appear unlikely to cause these problems, a study found.
Falling death rate could be explained in part by better cardiovascular care in the general population prior to dialysis.
The benefits of omega-3 (n-3) fatty acids in renal populations were last discussed in this column in 2007.
Prevalent kidney stone disease is not independently associated with all-cause and cardiovascular (CV) mortality.
Independent association noted for males with 50 or more years of type 1 diabetes.
Drs. Allen Seftel and Serge Carrier talk about whether or not urologists should screen for CVD and risk factors in patients with ED.