Saturday, July 27, 2013
CKD Linked with High Risk for Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease
The risk for recurrent coronary heart disease (CHD) events associated with CKD is similar or greater than established high-risk factors including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cigarette smoking. In an American Heart Journal study of 3938 individuals aged 45 years and older with CHD, the incidence of recurrent CHD events over a median of 4.1 years was 12.1 among those without CKD or high-risk factors, 18.9 among those with very high-risk factors alone, 35.0 among those with CKD alone, and 34.2 among those with both CKD and very high-risk factors. CKD and/or other high-risk factors also increased mortality risk.