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Kidney Injury and Women Mortality

Posted on February 12, 2018 | No Comments on Kidney Injury and Women Mortality

Mild to moderate kidney damage or renal impairment is associated with an increased risk of death from all causes in women, and an increased risk of coronary artery disease in both men and women, according to a study.

The investigators say their study is the first to investigate gender differences in the influence of mild to moderate renal impairment on angiographic coronary artery disease and longterm mortality.

It was found that decreasing glomerular filtration rate (GFR) (which signifies worsening kidney function) was associated with an increasing prevalence of coronary artery disease in women, but not in men. Results indicate that allcause mortality, cardiovascular death and coronary death were strongly related to decreasing GFR in both men and women. Even mild to moderate kidney damage increased long-term mortality in both men and women, according to the researchers.

Study investigators suggest that cardiologists might consider involving their nephrology colleagues in the care of their patients early on to lessen the mortality risks associated with coronary artery disease.

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