High levels of indoxyl sulfate are associated with a more than 5-fold increased risk of a first heart failure event.
The risk of dying after suffering a hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke is greatest in the first week.
Sildenafil (Viagra) has demonstrated improvement in heart function without any adverse effect on blood pressure.
Low testosterone may increase cardiovascular (CV) risk in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes.
Study of AV fistula using cardiovascular MRI reveals increased cardiac output, dilation of heart chambers, and deterioration in endothelial function.
The highest tertile of sclerostin level is associated with a 71% decreased risk of cardiovascular death vs. the lowest tertile.
Statin users with diabetes at lower risk of neuropathy, retinopathy, gangrene.
Analysis of self-monitoring, self-titration of meds in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.
Overweight or obese adults with risk factors should be referred for intensive behavioral counseling.
Second review shows value in CKD with suspected ACS, limited by variable sensitivity/specificity.
Allopurinol therapy is not associated with beneficial cardiovascular outcomes in gout patients.
The risk of hospitalization for cardiovascular causes is lower, but the risk for infection-related hospitalization is higher.
Evidence of synergistic effect between hemoglobin A1c values and sodium intake.
It is associated with better long-term survival and reduced risk of revascularization and myocardial infarction compared with PCI.
Associations for favorable food stores, physical activity resources with ideal CV health.
They also are at elevated risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, study finds.
No differences found in mortality, CVD between donors, nondonors older than 55.
Finding runs counter to some prior reports; much larger trials are needed, experts say.
A 4% or greater increase in dry weight is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of major adverse cardiac and cerebrovascular events.
Among patients with hypertension, elevated systolic blood pressure is associated with the highest risk for CV.
Researchers observed the association among individuals with serum phosphorus levels measured after fasting for 12 or more hours.
No increased risk found for consumption of unprocessed red meat.
Heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke also increase the risk of death prior to ESRD.
Impact varies with CV end point; different effects for elevated systolic/diastolic BP.
Annual surveys in U.K. show drop in mean BP levels in men and women between 1994 and 2011.
Study reveals a more rapid decline in annual eGFR among individuals whose parents had cardiovascular disease.
Stones are associated with an increased risk of CVD, including coronary heart disease.
Urinary resveratrol levels achieved with the Western diet show no influence on mortality, inflammatory markers, cardiovascular disease, or cancer.
Study also shows a 6-fold higher rate of hypogonadism compared with the general population.
Draft recommendation statement supports intensive behavioral counseling interventions.