From the USA: CKD Strongest Risk Factor for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Hispanics/Latinos

For Hispanic or Latino adults, chronic kidney disease is the strongest risk factor for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), according to a study published online Oct. 11 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Kyndaron Reinier, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles, and colleagues examined predictors of SCA risk among Hispanic or Latino individuals in the United States. A total of 1,468 adult SCA cases were ascertained from the Ventura Prediction of Sudden Death in Multi-Ethnic Communities study, and control participants were selected from 3,033 Hispanic or Latino participants at the San Diego site of the Hispanic Community Health Survey/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). The analyses included 295 Hispanic or Latino SCA cases and 590 frequency-matched HCHS/SOL controls.

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