Navigation Links
Blacks With Kidney Disease Should Watch for Blood Pressure Shifts: Study

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:
Related Image:
Blacks With Kidney Disease Should Watch for Blood Pressure Shifts: Study
(Date:6/25/2016)... Beach, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... UCLA with Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of ... Diego and returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. ... the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has ... , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this ... of Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief ... a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly ... lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 According ... by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle ... GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - ... This report studies the market for the forecast period ... reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... KNOXVILLE, Tenn. , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... market providing less invasive and more durable cerebrospinal ... million in funding.  The Series-A funding is led ... the Lighthouse Fund, and other private investors.  Arkis, ... less-invasive neurosurgical instrumentation and the market release of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made ... the current process. Many of them do not even offer ... difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE ... at such a high cost that the majority of today,s ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: