Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Risk Of Death Persists In Heart Patients With Acute Kidney Injury, Study Shows

Date:
May 16, 2008
Source:
Yale University
Summary:
Acute kidney injury, a common complication of cardiac surgery during hospitalization, is linked to increased and prolonged risk of death in heart attack patients who have been discharged from the hospital, according to a study published in Archives of Internal Medicine.

Acute kidney injury (AKI), a common complication of cardiac surgery during hospitalization, is linked to increased and prolonged risk of death in heart attack patients who have been discharged from the hospital, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers.

Related Articles


Led by Chirag Parikh, M.D., associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine, the study examined the relationship between AKI and long-term mortality risk in 147,000 elderly patients enrolled in the Cooperative Cardiovascular Project.

"We found that among myocardial infarction patients, there was an association with increased and long-term risk of death for surgery patients who made it out of the hospital," said Parikh. "The risk of death did not appreciably dissipate over time, and was still considerable for those who survived the first three years of follow-up."

The research team graded the relationship between AKI and long-term risk of death. Those with mild, moderate and severe AKI had a 15, 23 and 33 percent increased risk of death respectively after accounting for other known risk factors. For all severities of AKI, there was a consistent link to increased long-term risk of death. AKI was also stronger than other long-term mortality predictors such as diabetes, heart failure, lung disease and chronic kidney disease.

Parikh said that clinicians commonly view AKI as a reversible syndrome and that patients with AKI may benefit from a long-term outpatient follow-up after discharge.

"Future efforts should be undertaken to understand the biology of this relationship between AKI and mortality, and efforts to prevent and treat AKI should be continued," said Parikh.

Other authors on the study include Steven G. Coca, Yongfei Wong, Frederick Masoudi and Harlan Krumholz, M.D.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by Yale University. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Journal Reference:

  1. Archives of Internal Medicine Vol. 168, 9 (May 12, 2008)

Cite This Page:

Yale University. "Risk Of Death Persists In Heart Patients With Acute Kidney Injury, Study Shows." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 May 2008. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080515092628.htm>.
Yale University. (2008, May 16). Risk Of Death Persists In Heart Patients With Acute Kidney Injury, Study Shows. ScienceDaily. Retrieved November 28, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080515092628.htm
Yale University. "Risk Of Death Persists In Heart Patients With Acute Kidney Injury, Study Shows." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080515092628.htm (accessed November 28, 2014).

Share This


More From ScienceDaily



More Health & Medicine News

Friday, November 28, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Ebola Leaves Orphans Alone in Sierra Leone

Ebola Leaves Orphans Alone in Sierra Leone

AFP (Nov. 27, 2014) — The Ebola epidemic sweeping Sierra Leone is having a profound effect on the country's children, many of whom have been left without any family members to support them. Duration: 01:02 Video provided by AFP
Powered by NewsLook.com
Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise In Human Trial

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Promise In Human Trial

Newsy (Nov. 27, 2014) — A recent test of a prototype Ebola vaccine generated an immune response to the disease in subjects. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
Pet Dogs to Be Used in Anti-Ageing Trial

Pet Dogs to Be Used in Anti-Ageing Trial

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 26, 2014) — Researchers in the United States are preparing to discover whether a drug commonly used in human organ transplants can extend the lifespan and health quality of pet dogs. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
Today's Prostheses Are More Capable Than Ever

Today's Prostheses Are More Capable Than Ever

Newsy (Nov. 26, 2014) — Advances in prosthetics are making replacement body parts stronger and more lifelike than they’ve ever been. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories

 

Health & Medicine

Mind & Brain

Living & Well

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins