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Angioplasty Shown to Preserve Limbs

SEATTLE—Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) safely treats infragenicular arterial disease and helps to preserve limbs, according to a study presented here at the Society of Interventional Radiology annual meeting.

How to Optimize Aldosterone Blockade

The renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) is a well-known regulator of BP, and angiotensin II (AII) plays the primary role in constricting the postglomerular arterioles. This increases both the glomerular hydraulic pressure and the ultrafiltration of plasma proteinseffects that may con- tribute to chronic renal damage. AII may stimulate renal cell growth, inflammation, and fibrosis.

Dialysis Not A Post-CABG Risk

DENVER—Hemodialysis (HD)-dependent chronic renal failure (CRF) patients do not have higher mortality following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) than non-HD dependent CRF patients.

Post-MI Mortality Risk Linked to GFR

CHICAGO—Using plasma fasting glucose level and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in conjunction with the TIMI risk index improves 30-day mortality predictions following acute MI, data show.

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