Chronic kidney disease a red flag for CHD: study

“This publication provides the strongest evidence yet supporting these findings,” said Associate Professor Tim Mathew, Kidney Health Australia’s national medical director.

Researchers examined records from almost 1.3 million patients in Canada and compared the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) and death in patients with CKD, diabetes, previous MI or a combination of these risk factors.

After adjusting for age, sex, socioeconomic status and comorbidities, the researchers found that someone with a previous MI was 3.8 times more likely to have another one, while patients with diabetes and