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2013-05-24 11:39:25

Behaviors that protect the heart may also prolong patients' lives Maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle may also help protect chronic kidney disease patients from developing kidney failure and dying prematurely, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings suggest that patients with kidney disease should be encouraged to improve their heart health. Poor kidney health puts people at risk of developing heart...

2013-05-01 12:36:38

Cinacalcet, a drug commonly given to patients with end stage kidney disease to help keep phosphorus and parathyroid blood levels within a target range and has few patient level clinical benefits and several adverse effects, suggesting that it should no longer be routinely prescribed, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important as cinacalcet has become the largest single drug cost for patients on dialysis in the US,...

2013-04-26 09:59:12

Novel treatment has potential in multiple cardiovascular diseases Up to 10 per cent of patients with high blood pressure are resistant to treatment, which puts them at increased risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks. Clinical trials show that catheter-based renal denervation reduces blood pressure in patients who do not respond to conventional drug therapy. Use of the technique is increasing in Europe and worldwide and several national societies have published guidance...

Health Group Warns Heart Failure Treatment Costs Will More Than Double By 2030
2013-04-25 07:54:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a statement this week that predicts the number of people with heart failure could rise 46 percent — from 5 million in 2012 to 8 million in 2030 — and that the direct and indirect costs to treat heart failure could more than double -- from $31 billion in 2012 to $70 billion in 2030. This means every US taxpayer could be paying $244 a year to care for heart failure patients by 2030....

2013-04-22 23:03:17

The American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced Jonathan Rivera Gómez from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico as the young artist who won the organization´s Calendar Kids art contest for pediatric kidney patients. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 22, 2013 The American Kidney Fund (AKF) announced Jonathan Rivera Gómez from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico as the young artist who won the organization´s Calendar Kids art contest for pediatric kidney patients. More than 6,700 people nationwide cast online...


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