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Renal & Urology News: CKD Predicts Worse Outcomes in Peripheral Artery Disease

Jul 29, 2019

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) increases their risk of cardiovascular events, new study findings suggest.

In a study of 13,483 patients with symptomatic PAD, patients with CKD had a higher rate of a composite end point of cardiovascular death, myocardial infarction, or ischemic stroke than those without CKD (6.75 vs 3.72 events per 100 patient-years) after statistical adjustment, Charles W. Hopley, MD, of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, New Hampshire, and colleagues reported in Vascular Medicine. CKD was associated with a significant 45% increased risk of the composite end point in an adjusted analysis.

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