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Heart Failure Raises Kidney Failure Risk












Being hospitalized for heart failure increases kidney disease patients’ risks of developing kidney failure or dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). 

Researchers compared patients with no heart failure hospitalizations to those who had 1, 2, or 3 or more heart failure hospitalizations. The research team found that the risks of both outcomes—kidney failure and premature death—increased markedly in a step-wise fashion after each successive heart failure hospitalization.

Compared with no heart failure hospitalizations, one, two, or three or more heart failure hospitalizations increased the risk of developing kidney failure by 5-, 10-, and 14-fold, respectively. 

For more on this study, visit Renal & Urology News.