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Acute kidney injury worsens CV, renal outcomes in MI

Patients with MI who develop acute kidney injury are at increased risk for major adverse cardiac and renal events than those with kidney injury or MI alone, according to recent study findings.

The researchers evaluated data from 36,980 patients enrolled in the Veterans Affairs database. All of the patients were diagnosed with acute kidney injury or MI between October 1999 and December 2005, and were grouped according to whether they were diagnosed with acute kidney injury (n=8,426), MI (n=18,921) or both (n=9,633). Incidence of mortality and major adverse kidney and cardiac events was compared between the three groups during a maximum of 6 years of follow-up. More »

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