Suboptimal responders have increased risk for incident cardiovascular disease
Hyperkalemia vs normokalemia at admission to a cardiac intensive care unit was associated with 44% increased odds of in-hospital mortality, independent of illness severity and renal function.
For nondiabetic CKD patients taking statins, targeting an intensive SBP goal of less than 120 mm significantly reduced the risks for all-cause and cardiovascular mortality by 56% and 71%, respectively, study finds.
Effects seen even among patients older than 75 years, though with less direct evidence of benefit
Few recommendations in cardiovascular society guidelines supported by evidence from multiple RCTs
Ever use of statins associated with 38 percent increased risk for incident type 2 diabetes
Patients treated with the mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist had a higher frequency of moderate hyperkalemia compared with placebo recipients.
Elderly patients hospitalized for heart failure who have high serum potassium levels at admission are at increased risk of readmission for heart failure and death.
Investigators using a bone-seeking radiopharmaceutical show for the first time that atherosclerosis in penile arteries is associated with an increased risk of erectile dysfunction.
Longitudinal renal function trajectories may enable more individualized prediction of adverse outcomes, researchers conclude. Faster kidney disease progression is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes in patients with both atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), new data suggest. In a study of 18,240 patients with AF and stage 3–4 CKD, each…