• Cholesterol impacts CV mortality risk in patients with chronic kidney disease

    19 days ago - By Healio

    CHICAGO - Low serum cholesterol may increase CV mortality risk across chronic kidney disease stages, according to data from a cohort of older veterans presented at American Heart Association Scientific Sessions.
    Higher serum cholesterol correlated with CV mortality risk in patients without CKD, although these correlations “were attenuated across strata of CKD,” according to the study findings.
    “High serum cholesterol concentration has long been associated with higher risk of morbidity and mortality in adults, yet this has been recently challenged in elderly patients,”
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  • Statin use low in patients with chronic kidney disease

    19 days ago - By Healio

    SAN DIEGO - While the use of statins has increased over time, few patients with chronic kidney disease use the medication, according to research presented at ASN Kidney Week.
    “Cardiovascular disease is a significant issue in chronic kidney disease ,” Daniel Murphy, MD, renal fellow at the University of Minnesota, told Healio Internal Medicine. “Though many of those who have CKD have other reasons to be on statin therapy, there is evidence that statins benefit those with CKD generally. Prior work has looked at how those with CKD may benefit from previous and
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