Navigation Links
Blacks With Kidney Disease Should Watch for Blood Pressure Shifts: Study
Date:3/14/2013

THURSDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Large day-to-day blood pressure changes in blacks with kidney disease are associated with an increased risk of premature death, a new study suggests.

The findings emphasize the importance of routine blood pressure checks in kidney disease patients and also suggest that treatments for large blood pressure fluctuations may improve patients' health, according to Dr. Ciaran McMullan of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and colleagues.

Blacks are more likely than whites to develop kidney disease. It's difficult for doctors to predict which black patients with kidney disease have the highest risk of premature death. But it is known that cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in kidney disease patients and that there is a strong link between blood pressure and kidney disease progression.

This study included 908 black adults who had kidney disease because of high blood pressure. The patients had at least one year of blood pressure measurements available and were followed for between three and 6.4 years.

Patients with significant day-to-day blood pressure changes were nearly three times more likely to die from any cause and nearly six times more likely to die from heart problems than those whose blood pressure was more stable, according to the study, published online March 14 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

"Larger changes in blood pressure from day to day could identify a high-risk group of African Americans with kidney disease," McMullan said in a news release from the American Society of Nephrology. "In addition, it means that scientists should examine why people have large day-to-day variations in blood pressure, as this may turn out to be a new area of therapy research."

The findings "mean that doctors should start paying attention not only to what the blood pressure is on the day you see him or her, but also on whether it is changing a lot each time he or she sees you," McMullan added.

While the study found an association between blood pressure fluctuations and premature death in black kidney disease patients, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

More information

The U.S. National Kidney Disease Education Program has more about kidney disease.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Society of Nephrology, news release, March 14, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. High Blood Pressure May Be Especially Lethal for Blacks
2. Hispanic lung cancer patients tend to live longer than blacks and whites
3. Blacks and Hispanics at higher risk for precancerous colorectal polyps
4. Blacks Less Likely to Get Help on Scene After Cardiac Arrest: Study
5. Eye Changes May Predict Heart Disease in Blacks With Diabetes
6. Blacks, Hispanics Have Higher Colon Polyp Risk Than Previously Thought
7. 9 in 10 Blacks With High Blood Pressure Have Early Heart Disease
8. Marriage has different meanings for blacks and whites
9. Blacks More Prone to Hypertension After Certain Strokes
10. Stress Adds to Salt Load of Some Blacks, Study Says
11. Blacks Less Likely to Stick to High Blood Pressure Diet: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Blacks With Kidney Disease Should Watch for Blood Pressure Shifts: Study
(Date:8/23/2017)... , ... August 23, 2017 , ... Drs. Steven White ... in Cornelius, NC. By taking advantage of this offer, valued at more than ... regular six-month hygiene cleaning from the dentist, patients receive a complimentary professional whitening procedure. ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... ... to prove the safety and efficacy of HBOT in treating and helping to ... US, points to research showing the similarities of the wounds to the brain ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 23, 2017 , ... The Stevie® Awards have announced the winners ... Awards , the world’s premier business awards competition. , Nominees in the 2017 IBAs were ... by a points system based on the total number of awards won in the IBAs ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... PreCheck, Inc., a ... 2017 Inc. 5000 with a three-year sales growth of 49 percent . The ... comprises the most comprehensive look at America’s independent entrepreneurs. This represents PreCheck’s fifth ...
(Date:8/23/2017)... ... August 23, 2017 , ... Arizona Spine ... nationally that earned the designation of High Performing Hospitals by U.S. News & World ... indicates a hospital was significantly better than the national average in a given ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... 7, 2017 Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and ... that its Board of Directors has approved the payment of ... of 2017. The cash ... about October 27, 2017 to stockholders of record as of ... of dividends are subject to approval of the Board of ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s largest independent specialty pharmacy, announced ... comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are to the quarter ended June ... Quarter 2017 Highlights include: Revenue of ... Total prescriptions dispensed of 220,000, compared to ... Gross profit per prescription dispensed of ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... -- The search for test results that can be ... long been the goal of healthcare providers and the ... largest meeting of lab professionals and IVD firms this ... Kalorama Information.  The firm said scores of companies with ... and software were at the American Association for Clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: