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Common Urological Problems

Kidney Patients

A pounding heart may be dangerous for some kidney patients

Among older adults with a recent heart attack (myocardial infarction), those with lower levels of kidney function are less likely to take their medications as prescribed, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN).

“Several types of medications have proven benefit for… A pounding heart may be dangerous for some kidney patients   



Low blood pressure during dialysis increases risk of clots, according to Stanford-led study

A sudden drop in blood pressure while undergoing dialysis has long vexed many kidney patients. Side effects associated with this situation over the long term range from stroke to seizure to heart damage to death. Patients also suffer in the short term with gastrointestinal, muscular and neurologic symptoms.

Now one more disturbing side effect… Low blood pressure during dialysis increases risk of clots, according to Stanford-led study   



Hormone predicts which kidney patients might die early

The blood levels of a particular hormone can help predict which kidney disease patients will develop heart problems, need dialysis, and die prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). Testing for this hormone could identify which patients need early treatment, thereby lowering… Hormone predicts which kidney patients might die early   



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