Saturday, July 27, 2013

High Salt Intake Linked to Post-Transplant Hypertension.

Among 397 recipients of deceased-donor kidneys who were followed for an average of 7 years, those in the highest tertile of sodium intake had a higher percentage of patients with hypertension (89.5% vs. 81.1%) and were on a greater number of antihypertensive drugs (1.60 vs. 1.32) than individuals in the lowest tertile. A systolic blood pressure of 160 mm Hg or higher was associated with a nearly twofold increased likelihood of death-censored graft loss. The findings were presented at the 2013 American Transplant Congress and highlightedby Renal & Urology News.

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