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High-intensity statin therapy with ACE inhibitor or ARB increases risk of acute kidney injury by 26%
Friday, April 05, 2019 10:45 am Email this article
High-intensity statin therapy combined with taking an ACE inhibitor or Angiotensin Receptor Blocker was found to increase the risk of hospitalization for acute kidney injury in men by 26% compared to non-users during a median follow-up of 4.6 years according to a new study.
High-intensity statin therapy was defined as:
- Rosuvastatin 10 mg or more
- Atorvastatin 20 mg or more
- Simvastatin 80 mg or more
Tonelli M, Lloyd AM, Bello AK, James MT, Klarenbach SW, McAlister FA, Manns BJ, Tsuyuki RT, and Hemmelgarn BR. Statin use and the risk of acute kidney injury in older adults. BMC Nephrol, 2019 Mar 25; 20(1): 103.
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