New research article: ‘Acute kidney injury in heart failure: a population study’

acute-kidney-injury-in-heart-failure-a-population-study

New research article: ‘Acute kidney injury in heart failure: a population study’

18 February, 2020

The presence of one or more additional diseases co-occurring with a primary condition (known as ‘comorbidity’) is important in some of the most prevalent chronic diseases. In the case of heart failure, a sudden reduction in renal function, even when recovering, implies a worse prognosis in the evolution of patients with heart failure with an increased risk of hospitalization and mortality.

The objective of a new study conducted by researchers from INCLIVA is to assess the prognostic value of acute kidney injury (AKI) in the evolution of patients with heart failure (HF) using real‐world data. The study demonstrated the worse prognostic value of sudden renal function decline in HF patients and pointed to those with more future risk who require review of treatment and closer follow‐up.

The study ‘Acute kidney injury in heart failure: a population study‘ was published in the ESC Heart Failure, the open-access journal of the Heart Failure Association.