Navigation Links
Fatigue May Predict Heart Attack in Dialysis Patients
Date:2/25/2010

But whether efforts to combat weariness will reduce cardiovascular risk is unknown

THURSDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Fatigue in dialysis patients may be a warning sign of an impending heart attack or other serious heart problems, a new study suggests.

Japanese researchers had 788 dialysis patients complete a fatigue questionnaire and found that about 16 percent of them had a high fatigue score. After two years of follow-up, patients with high fatigue scores were more than twice as likely to have suffered cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or stroke.

The fatigue questionnaire used in the study differentiates fatigue from many factors associated with it, including anxiety, depression, pain, infection and overwork. The researchers found that fatigue was the strongest predictor of cardiovascular risk, even in patients with known risk factors, such as diabetes, malnutrition and previous cardiovascular disease.

"Our research identifies fatigue as an important bio-alarm to predict cardiovascular events in dialysis patients, particularly those who are well-nourished and healthy-looking," study co-leader Dr. Hidenori Koyama of Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, said in a news release.

The study will appear in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Koyama and colleagues said further research is needed to learn more about the relationship between fatigue in dialysis patients and increased risk of cardiovascular events.

"Another important question is whether interventions for fatigue will be effective in preventing cardiovascular events," Koyama added.

More information

The National Kidney Foundation explains how dialysis patients can keep their hearts healthy.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Society of Nephrology, news release, Feb. 25, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome-Virus Link Questioned
2. National Fatigue Survey Examines Common Factors in Fatigue Across Chronic Medical Conditions
3. Mastery of physical goals lessens disease-related depression and fatigue
4. Statins May Worsen Fatigue in Heart Failure Patients
5. 1.9 Million Drivers Have Fatigue-Related Car Crashes or Near Misses Each Year
6. Supervised Exercise May Relieve Fatigue During Chemotherapy
7. Retrovirus May Be at Root of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
8. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Stem Cell Therapy - Latest Research Available at CheneyResearch.com
9. Stress, fatigue plague patients with allergic rhinitis and obstructive sleep apnea
10. Fatigue related to radiotherapy may be caused by inflammation
11. The Reduction of Eye Fatigue Improves Vision in Older Subjects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “Emotions are sacred, valid, honored, encouraged. This is the memo ... Generation Mindful. To help change the mindset of parents and educators from punitive to ... the Time-In Toolkit, which launched on Kickstarter 3 weeks ago and fully funded in ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... Alcovit, a lime-flavored beverage that ... its marketing efforts with its product now available through Jet.com. , After 25 ... The effervescent powdered drink is designed to quickly detox the body thereby avoiding alcohol-induced ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... August 18, 2017 , ... “Our Mountains ... potent tale of a couple that grew stronger together through the faith they shared ... Faith Through Trials” is the creation of published author, Barbara J. Corcoran, a retired ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... , ... August 18, 2017 , ... “Beyond Our Imaginations: ... life. “Beyond Our Imaginations: The Infinite God” is the creation of published author, Mark ... the country. , Lawrence shares, “The problem with becoming a greater man of God ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... , ... August 18, 2017 , ... “Kingdom Mandate for ... the Kingdom. “Kingdom Mandate for Kingdom Builders” is the creation of published author, ... moved to Eastern Europe as a missionary in 1983. He spent three decades ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2017)... 7, 2017  Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), the nation,s ... ended June 30, 2017.  All comparisons, unless otherwise noted, are ... Second Quarter 2017 Highlights include: ... million, an increase of 3.5% Total prescriptions ... margin of 7.5% versus 7.6% Gross ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... 2017 The search for test results that ... consult has long been the goal of healthcare providers ... of the largest meeting of lab professionals and IVD ... research firm Kalorama Information.  The firm said scores of ... related supplies and software were at the American Association ...
(Date:8/3/2017)...  Opioid addiction and other drugs of abuse, blood ... threatening outcomes, were problems taken on directly as laboratory ... support them, met this week. This according to Kalorama ... of abuse, procalcitonin and acute kidney injury were key ... meeting in San Diego, CA. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: