Acute declines in renal function during intense lowering of blood pressure can not only hasten the kidney’s demise but is also associated with a higher risk of patient mortality in some cases, a study shows.
Elaine Ku, MD, from the division of nephrology in the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues previously showed in studies that acute declines in renal function greater than or equal to 20% during intensive BP lowering were associated with a higher risk of ESRD.
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This activity is supported by educational grants from Merck & Co., Inc. and Shire.
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