Rates of Cardiac Stress Testing Down but Still Higher in CKD

TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 -- From 2008 to 2012 there was a decrease in overall rates of cardiac stress testing in Medicare beneficiaries, though rates were consistently higher for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) than those without CKD,...
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Authors: Poveda García MI, Del Pino Y Pino MD, Alarcón Rodriguez R, Rodelo-Haad C, Parrón Carreño T Abstract INTRODUCTION: We aimed to assess the effectiveness of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) and subclinical target organ damage parameters for diagnosis of resistant hypertension (RH). METHODS: We assessed demographic and anthropometric variables, the incidence of cardiovascular events and subclinical target organ damage (n=112). We also studied the relationship between these variables and the ABPM results. RESULTS: Of the 112 patients referred from primary care with...
Source: Nefrologia : publicacion oficial de la Sociedad Espanola Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Nefrologia Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 July 2018Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Sharon H. Saydah, Hui Xie, Giuseppina Imperatore, Nilka Rios Burrows, Meda E. PavkovRationale &ObjectiveAlbuminuria and low estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) define chronic kidney disease in adults and youth. Different from adults, the burden of abnormal kidney markers among youth in the general United States population is largely unknown.Study DesignSerial cross-sectional national surveys.Setting &ParticipantsAdolescents aged 12 to 18 years participating in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Su...
Source: American Journal of Kidney Diseases - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Sleep disorders, chronic pain, and fatigue have been long-standing torments in most patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this review, we attempted to explore whether these nontraditional cardiovascular risk factors are associated with increased mortality in patients with CKD.
Source: Sleep Medicine - Category: Sleep Medicine Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
This study aims to analyse the prevalence and progression of subclinical atherosclerosis in CKD patients with and without diabetes.
Source: Atherosclerosis - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Non valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is highly prevalent among chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients in whom it portends increased risk for subsequent stroke or systemic thromboembolic events. For these high risk patients oral anticoagulation is recommended, after proper assessment of both thromboembolic and bleeding risk is accurately ascertained.However, current NVAF risk scores are inadequate for use in CKD subjects, since they do not take into account the occurrence and the degree of renal function impairment.
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Kim HJ, Oh YN, Ju MH, Kim JB, Jung SH, Chung CH, Lee JW, Choo SJ Abstract Background: We reviewed our experience with on-pump beating (OPB) heart coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to evaluate the impacts of obviating aortic cross-clamping and cardioplegic arrest on clinical outcomes compared with conventional CABG (C-CABG). Methods: Between 2006 and 2012, elective isolated cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)-assisted CABG was consecutively performed in 645 patients (mean patient age 63.3±9.1 years, 471 women) with 254 (39.4%) undergoing OPB-CABG and 391 (60.6%) undergoing C-CABG. The early and lon...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
The Journal of Clinical Hypertension, EarlyView.
Source: The Journal of Clinical Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Ono Y, Takamatsu H, Inoue M, Mabuchi Y, Ueda T, Suzuki T, Kurabayashi M Abstract The effectiveness of long-term administration of tolvaptan in heart failure (HF) patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has not been fully studied. Hence, in this study, we investigated the effects of chronic administration of tolvaptan on patients with HF and CKD. We consecutively enrolled 31 patients with acute HF syndrome (AHFS) who were administrated tolvaptan as a long-term medication (TLV group). All patients had a history of prior HF admission and CKD. We also consecutively enrolled 27 patients with AHFS, a prior hi...
Source: Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Discov Ther Source Type: research
Authors: Vallianou NG, Mitesh S, Gkogkou A, Geladari E Abstract Chronic Kidney Disease is a growing health burden world widely. Traditional and mutual risk factors between CVD and CKD are age, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, tobacco use, family history and male gender. In this review, we will focus on whether or not early CKD is an important risk factor for the presence, severity and progression of CVD. Specifically, we will examine both traditional and novel risk factors of both CKD and CVD and how they relate to each other. We will also assess if early treatment of CKD, intensive compared to standa...
Source: Current Cardiology Reviews - Category: Cardiology Tags: Curr Cardiol Rev Source Type: research
Increasing evidence suggests heat stress induced chronic kidney disease (CKD) may be mediated by endogenous fructose generation and may be exacerbated by rehydration by fructose-containing solutions. We have r...
Source: BMC Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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