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February 21, 2017

Atrial fibrillation and CKD

Chronic kidney disease (CKD), however we measure it, “signifies poor outcomes in atrial fibrillation patients”. This was a key message from Dr Ami Banerjee (University College London). Drawing on recent European Society of Cardiology guidelines,1 he outlined how atrial fibrillation (AF) is present in 15–20% of CKD patients (10–20 times higher than the general population). These patients have an increased stroke rate, and there is also a higher risk of bleeding in CKD. The big question in terms of non-valvular AF and kidney disease is: how are they related?

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June 25, 2010

Allopurinol, an old drug with new benefits in CKD and angina

Allopurinol, which has commonly been used to treat gout for over 40 years, has had a new lease of life recently as it may help preserve renal function, according to an analysis appearing in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) (1) and it is also potentially a drug for treatment of angina.

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