Kidney injury in hospital poses greater death risk than MI, study finds

12/5/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Data published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology showed patients who developed acute kidney injury during hospitalization had a twofold increased risk of dying compared with those who were hospitalized for myocardial infarction. Researchers also found those who suffered both renal injury and MI had higher long-term risk for poor outcomes and were more than twice as likely to die compared with those who only experienced MI.

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