USA: Risk for Kidney Complications Increased After Heart Failure Hospitalization

Older adults with heart failure have considerable risk for kidney complications, with 6 percent progressing to dialysis at one year after hospitalization, according to a study published online May 29 in JAMA Cardiology.

John W. Ostrominski, M.D., from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues examined rates of incident dialysis and acute kidney injury (AKI) among Medicare beneficiaries after heart failure hospitalization in a retrospective cohort study involving 85,298 adults aged 65 years or older.

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