Saturday, July 27, 2013

Higher Blood Pressure May Indicate Increased Cardiovascular Risks in Kidney Donors.

Compared with living kidney donors with a systolic blood pressure below 115 mm Hg, those in the 115-139 range had higher total cholesterol levels (201.8 vs. 192.6 mg/dL), higher LDL levels (122.4 vs. 113.1 mg/dL), lower HDL levels (54.2 vs. 57.1 mg/dL), higher triglyceride levels (123.1 vs. 106.3 mg/dL), and higher fasting blood glucose levels (89.6 vs. 85.9). The 606-participant study, which was presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Hypertension and was highlighted by Renal & Urology News, also showed that uric acid (even within the normal range) was associated with elevated systolic blood pressure. 

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