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Eberhard ritz heidelberg germany

Cardiovascular problems on hemodialysis –

current deficits and potential improvements

Eberhard Ritz

Heidelberg (Germany)


Eberhard ritz heidelberg germany

Epidemiological facts

Underlying cardiac disease

  • coronary heart disease

  • cardiomyopathy

    New therapeutic targets

    - salt and salt mediated hormones

    - sympathetic activity

    Neglected cardiovascular risks

    - depression

    - sleep apnea

  • disrupted biorhythm

    Attractive areas for future investigation

    - micro-RNA – arrhythmia/cardiac fibrosis

  • salt and marinobufagenin

  • sympathetic overactivity and beta blockers

  • oxydative stress


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Only observational evidence, but …

Ultrafiltration rate andtreatment time –

impact on mortality

(DOPPS study)

ultrafiltration rate

treatment time

odds ratio

intradialytic hypotension

1.3 (p=0.045)

Saran, Kidn.Internat.(2006) 69:1222


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Diureticuse

(DOPPS study)

rel.risk

diureticvsnodiuretic

all cause mortality 0.93 p=0.12

cardiac mortality 0.86 p<0.03

interdialytic weight gain > 5.7% 0.51 p<0.0001

hypotensive episodes 0.55 p<0.006

Bragg-Gresham, Am.J.Kidn.Dis.(2007) 49:426


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In the case of dialysis patients, a low normal level of ECV is maintained

by the powerful tool of ultrafiltration,

which if properly used along with

moderate dietary sodium restriction and

maintenance of natriuresis by diuretics,

are the only proven method of

controlling blood pressure in the hemodialysis population.

Scribner, Trans. Am. Soc. Artif. Intern. Organs (1960) 6:114


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Epidemiological facts is maintained

Underlying cardiac disease

  • coronary heart disease vs.

  • cardiomyopathy

    New therapeutic targets

    - salt and salt mediated hormones

    - sympathetic activity

    Neglected cardiovascular risks

    - depression

    - sleep apnea

    - disrupted biorhythm

    Attractive areas for future investigation

    - micro-RNA – arhythmia/cardiac fibrosis

    - salt and marinobufagenin

    - sympathetic overactivity and beta blockers

    - oxydative stress


Causes of death in dialysis patients
Causes of death in dialysis patients is maintained

USRDS

4D study

coronary heart disease 9 % 6 %

other cardiac causes 35 % 33 %

(sudden death 26%; heart failure 6%; other cardiac 3%)

stroke 6 % 10 %

non-cardiovascular 50 % 51%

Wanner, New Engl J Med (2005) 353:238


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Higher mortality in CKD patients with diastolic (EF>45%) vs systolic heart failure(Digitalis Investigation Group Trial)

systolicmalfunction

diastolicmalfunction

Ahmed, Am.J.Cardiol.(2007) 99: 393


Myocardial changes in patients with renal failure
Myocardial changes in patients with renal failure systolic heart failure

normal morphology

morphology of the myocardium of a patient with chronic renal failure


Consequences of cardiac fibrosis on heart function
Consequences of cardiac fibrosis on heart function systolic heart failure

  • reduced LV compliance

  • arrhythmia

    fibrous tissue encircling cardiomyocytes has high

    electrical resistance

    local delay of the spreading front of action potential

    favours “reentry” type atrial and ventricular arrhythmias


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Cardiac fibrosis systolic heart failure–

most powerful predictor of survival in HD patients

(endomyocardial biopsies)

dilated

cardiomyopathy

idiopathic

< 30%

fibrosis

area

hemodialysis

> 30%

Aoki, Kidn.Internat.(2005) 67:333


Cardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease
Cardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease systolic heart failure

vascular disease

cardiomyopathy

  • atherosclerosis

    (plaques)

  • arteriosclerosis

    (arterial stiffening)

  • inappropriate (LV)

    hypertrophy

  • interstitial fibrosis

  • microvessel

    disease

    (wall thickening of postcoronary

    arteries,

    capillary deficit)

systolic dysfunction, diastolic dysfunction,electrical instability


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Epidemiological facts systolic heart failure

Underlying cardiac disease

Novel pathogenetic pathways and therapeutic targets

- salt and salt mediated hormones

- (phosphate

- vitamin D)

- sympathetic activity

Neglected cardiovascular risks

- depression

- sleep apnea

- disrupted biorhythm

Attractive areas for future investigation

- micro-RNA – arhythmia/cardiac fibrosis

- salt and marinobufagenin

- sympathetic overactivity and beta blockers

- oxydative stress


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Adverse effects of systolic heart failure high salt

  • not only high blood pressure and hypervolemia, but also

  • blood pressure independent target organ damage

    (cardiovascular damage, progression of CKD)

    Frohlich, Hypertension (2007) 50:161

    Matavelli, Journal of Physiology (Heart Circulation Physiol.) (2007) 292:h814

Sanders, Hypertension (2004)143:142


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Marinobufagenin systolic heart failure

cardiotonic steroid

inhibitor of Na+ K+ ATP’ase

- concentration correlated to cardiomyopathy

in subtotally nephrectomised rats

  • cardiomyopathy reproduced by

    administration of marinobufagenin

  • cardiomyopathy prevented by

    neutralizing antibodies to marinobufagenin

    - deserves investigation in dialsysis patients

    Kennedy, Hypertension (2006) 47:488

    Federova, American Journal Physiology (Renal Physiology) (2009) e-pub


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Correlation systolic heart failurebetweenouabain (OLF) andleft

ventricularabnormalities in dialysispatients

Stella, J.Intern.Med.(2008) 263:274

Antagonist: Rostafuroxin ?


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Therapeutic targets and potential future approaches systolic heart failure

# reduction of salt intake (recommended by Scribner, but sadly forgotten today)

Ritz, Blood Purification (2006) 24:63

# lowering of serum Na concentration (physicochemical activity)

by adjusting dialysate Na concentration ?

even minor increases of sodium concentration in serum or cerebrospinal fluid

stimulate pressor-mechanisms and increases the release of cardiotonic steroids

Huang, Hypertension (2007) 49:1315


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Newly systolic heart failurediagnosed essential hypertension :

diastolicbloodpressureand

plasmasodium

in different quartilesofouabain

Manunta, J.Hypertens.(2007) 26:914


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Plasma sodium concentration stiffens human vascular endothelium in vitro –in the presence of aldosterone,abrogated by eplerenone

Oberleithner, Proc.Natl.Acad Sci USA (2007) 104:16281


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In presence of endothelium in vitro activated mineralocorticoid receptor NO production by endothelial cells loweredby sodium

Wildling, Pflügers Arch. (2008)e-pub Sept 3rd


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Therapeutic targets and potential future approaches endothelium in vitro

# reduction of salt intake

Ritz, Blood Purification (2006) 24:63

# lowering of serum Na concentration

by adjusting dialysate Na concentration ?

Huang, Hypertension (2007) 49:1315

# ouabain antagonistRostafuroxin

Ferrari, American Journal of Physiology (Regul. Integr. Comp. Physiol.) (2006) 290:r529

# aldosterone antagonist Spironolactone

Bomback, Nat.Clin.Pract.Nephrol.(2009) 5:74


Lowering of blood pressure by 50 mg spironolactone in anuric hemodialysis patients no change in s k
Lowering of endothelium in vitro blood pressure by 50 mg Spironolactone in anurichemodialysis patients – no change in S-K+

Blood pressure : Spironolactone 142→131 mmHg

Placebo 146→142 mmHg

Gross, Am.J.Kidn.Dis (2005) 46:94


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Quartiles of plasma endothelium in vitro aldosterone concentrations within the normal range –

progressively higher hazard ratio for CV death in 3153 coronary patients

LURIC study

Tomatschik, submitted



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Sympathetic overactivity endothelium in vitro (well investigated, few practical consequences)documented in earliest stage of CKD Klein, J.Am.Soc.Nephrol. (2001) 12:2427pronounced in endstage kidney diseaseConverse, New Engl.J.Med. (1992) 327:1912caused by increased afferent signals emanating from the kidneyYe, Kidney International (1997) 51:722


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in dialysis patients: beta blockers 22.9% in USA, 29.5% worldwide (DOPPS I and II)

Kidney International (2006) 70: 1905

like the prophet in the desert


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Phagocytic cells produce catecholamines worldwide (DOPPS I and II)

amplifying inflammatory reactions

Flierl, Nature (2007) 449:721

PLoS ONE (2009) 4:e4414

benefit beyond blood pressure and antiarrhythmic activity?


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LPS stimulates production of noradrenaline worldwide (DOPPS I and II)

by macrophages and neutrophils

Flierl, Nature (2007) 449:721


Renalase normally detected in blood or urine but absent if renal function is lost
Renalase worldwide (DOPPS I and II) –normally detected in blood or urine but absent if renal function is lost

Li, Circulation (2008) 117:1277


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Epidemiological facts worldwide (DOPPS I and II)

Underlying cardiac disease

New therapeutic targets

- salt and salt mediated hormones

- phosphate

- vitamin D

- sympathetic activity

Neglected cardiovascular risks

- depression

- sleep apnea

- disrupted biorhythm

Attractive areas for future investigation

- micro-RNA – arhythmia/cardiac fibrosis

- salt and marinobufagenin

- sympathetic overactivity and beta blockers

- oxydative stress


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Science’s greatest advances occur on worldwide (DOPPS I and II)

the frontiers, at the interface between

ignorance and knowledge, where the

most profound questions are posed

Science (2005) 309: 76


Depression and adverse outcomes on hd dopps study
Depression worldwide (DOPPS I and II) and adverse outcomes on HD(DOPPS study)

prevalence of depression ~ 20 %

adjusted rel.risk

death hospitalisation

physician diagnosed 1.23 1.11

patient diagnosed !! 1.48 1.15

(“so down in the dumps”)

Lopes, Kidn.Intern. (2002) 62:199


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Depression and mortality worldwide (DOPPS I and II)

DOPPS

How often have you felt :

“So down in the dump“

“Downhearted and blue“

Lopes, Kidn.Intern. (2002) 62:199


Depressive syndromes predict later appearance of cardiovascular disease
Depressive syndromes – worldwide (DOPPS I and II)predict later appearance of cardiovascular disease

risk higher by factor 1.7 – 4.5

(e.g. NHANES and INTERHEART studies)

depression independent factor predicting higher

cardiovascular mortality

Ferketich, Arch Int Med (2000) 160:1261

Pratt Circulation (1996) 94:3123

Yusuf, Lancet (2004) 364:953

Frasure-Smith, Circulation (1995) 91:999

Glassman Am J Psychiatr (1998) 155:4


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Melancholie worldwide (DOPPS I and II)

Albrecht Dürer

1471-1528


In patients with cardiovascular disease
In patients with worldwide (DOPPS I and II)cardiovascular disease

16 – 23 % major depression requiring intervention (DSM-III-R or DSM IV)

Musselman, Arch Gen Psychiatr (1998) 55:580


Depression and cardiovascular risk linked to
Depression and cardiovascular risk worldwide (DOPPS I and II)linked to:

  • autonomic imbalance

  • hypercorticism

  • insulin resistance

  • microinflammation

Everson-Rose, Diabetes Care (2004) 27:2856


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Etanercept in psoriasis worldwide (DOPPS I and II)

improved clinical outcomes and less depression

(Double-blind placebo controlled randomized phase III trial)

Türing, Lancet (2006) 307:29

Depression provoked by interferon-α therapy in patients

with malignancy

successfully treated with the antidepressant paroxetine

Musselman, New Engl.J.Med. (2001) 344:961


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Less depression – the explanation ? worldwide (DOPPS I and II)

for the positive effect of :

# spirituality

Finkelstein, Nephrol.Dial.Transpl.(2007) 22:2432

# and support provided by care givers

Tong, Nephrol.Dial.Transplant. (2008) 23:3060

► on quality of life of patients on renal

replacement therapy?


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Sleep quality score correlated to mortality worldwide (DOPPS I and II)

(DOPPS study)

Elder, Nephrol.Dial.Transplant.(2008) 23:998


Sleep apnea in hd patients
Sleep apnea in worldwide (DOPPS I and II)HD patients

in symptomatic HD patients(restless sleep, morning

headaches, daytime sleepiness, personality changes)

→ frequency 73 %

estimated overall prevalence in HD patients

→ 21 - 47%

prevalence in general population

→ 2 - 4%

Kimmel,Am.J.Med.(1989)86:308

Pressman, Kidn.Intern.(1993) 43:1134

Young, New Engl.J.med.(1993) 328:1230


Sleep apnea reduced survival
Sleep-apnea – worldwide (DOPPS I and II)reduced survival

Yaggi, New Engl J Med (2005) 353:2034


Survival advantage with treatment
Survival advantage with treatment ? worldwide (DOPPS I and II)

multicenter open label

randomized controlled trial

144 smokers

oxygen vs support ventilation

adj.hazard ratio 0.63 (0.4-0.99) p=0.045

McEvoy, Thorax, e-pub Feb12th


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Nocturnal episodes of arterial worldwide (DOPPS I and II)oxygen desaturationpredict cumulative CV events and survival in HD patients

cumulative

survival

average nocturnal

oxygen saturation

SaO2

month

Zoccali,J.Am.Soc.Nephrol.(2002)13:729


Daily nighttime dialysis impact on neurological and cardiovascular functions
Daily nighttime dialysis – worldwide (DOPPS I and II)impact on neurological and cardiovascular functions

  • Chan C.T.,Harvey P.J.,Picton P.,Pierratos A.,Miller J.A.,Floras J.S.

    Short-term blood pressure, noradrenergic and vascular effects of nocturnal home hemodialysis

    Hypertension (2003) 42:925

  • Chan C.T.,Hanly P., Gabor J., Picton P., Pierratos A., Floras J.S.

    Impact of nocturnal hemodialysis on variablity of heart rate and duration of hypoxemia during sleep

    Kidney Int. (2004) 65:661

  • Chan C.T.,Jain V., Picton P., Pierratos A., Floras J.S.

    Nocturnal hemodialysis increases arterial baroreflex sensitivity and compliance and normalizes blood pressure of hypertensive patients with endstage renal disease

    Kidney Int. (2005) 68: 338

sleep apnea a novel index of dialysis adequacy?

in the 4D study 70% of sudden death during nighttime !


Improvement of sleep apnea with daily hemodialysis at nighttime nhd
Improvement of sleep-apnea with daily hemodialysis at nighttime (NHD)

Hanly, New Engl..J.Med.(2001) 344:102



Frequeny of sleeping disorders in dialysis patients
Frequeny of nighttime (NHD)sleeping disorders in dialysis patients

Insomnia

obstructive sleep apnea

restless legs

Epwoth sleepiness scale

nightmares

sleepwalking

behaviour disorder

Narcolepsy

Merlino,Nephrol.Dial.Transpl.(2006) 21:184


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In hamsters disruption of a nighttime (NHD)regulatory protein entraining circadian rhythmcompared to controlscauses- cardiomyopathy-renal disease

Masson

trichrome

Sirius

red

Martino,

Am.J.Physiol.(2008) 294:R1675


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Epidemiological facts nighttime (NHD)

Underlying cardiac disease

New therapeutic targets

- salt and salt mediated hormones

- (phosphate

- vitamin D)

sympathetic activity

Neglected cardiovascular risks

- depression

- sleep apnea

- disrupted biorhythm

Attractive areas for future investigation

- micro-RNA – arhythmia/cardiac fibrosis

- salt and marinobufagenin

- sympathetic overactivity and beta blockers

  • oxydative stress

  • target blodd pressure


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Ich schätze den Mann der so schreibt wie es nighttime (NHD)

einmal Mode werden wird und nicht jenen,

der so schreibt wie es Mode ist

I respect the man who writes what will be

the fashion of tomorrow,

not the man who writes what is

the fashion of today

Lichtenberg G.C.,

1742-1799


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Nature Medicine (2002) 8:1066 nighttime (NHD)

“Although we have accomplished much, we still have much to do

to improve the lives and the well being of our patients

….we owe them continued research”.


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Which topics to study? nighttime (NHD)

Why did you rob the bank ?

Because that’s where the money is!


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MicroRNA in the heart nighttime (NHD)

miR-21, -133, -150, -195, -214 → cardiomyocyte hypertrophymiR-1, miR-133 → arrhythmiamiR-21, miR-195 apoptosismiR-208 myosin content ↑ and contractility ↑miR-21, miR-29 cardiac fibrosismiR-126 neoangiogenesis

van Rooij, Circulation Res. (2008) 103: 919


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Endothelial to mesenchymal cell transition nighttime (NHD)involved in myocardial fibrosis of mice with increased afterload TGFβ-SMAD colocalisation in capillary endothelial cells

TGFβ expression

coexpression

of TGFβ (red) +

p-SMAD2/3(green)

Zeisberg, Nature Medicine (2007) 13:952


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Further nighttime (NHD) attractive areas for future investigations into pathomechanisms# (microRNA and arrhythmia/cardiac fibrosis)# marinobufagenin in response to salt loading in CKD and ESRD patients# blockade of marinobufagenin action# study of aldosterone vasculo- / cardiotoxicty# ADMA (not dialysable), homoarginine# cardiac metabolism (from glucose to FFA) # senescence and its role for cardiovascular tissue in uremia (telomers,stress)# experimental and clinical studies on the reduction of oxydative stress in cardiomyopathy of CKD


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so far for basic issues nighttime (NHD)

now urgent clinical issues

- antioxydants

- efficacy of (novel) betablockers

- target blood pressure (observational, not interventional)

- mineralocorticoid receptor blockade

(in anuric patients)


Negative studies lowering homocysteine by folate in ckd and dialysis patients
Negative nighttime (NHD) studies lowering homocysteine by folate in CKD and dialysis patients

Mann, Nephrol.Dial.Transplant.(2008) 23:645

Jamison, JAMA (2007) 298:1163

but studies using alternative antioxydant

medications certainly worthwhile :

why ?


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Early onset of nighttime (NHD)uremic cardiomyopathy -uninephrectomy (UNX) of ApoE knock-out miceprevented by reduction of oxydative stress

Vv

interstitial

cells (%)

sham-op 1.5 ± 0.6 3706 ± 571 5.16 ± 0.97

UNX 2.1 ± 0.4 2709 ± 407 7.00 ± 2.02

UNX + 1.3 ± 0.3 3776 ± 534 4.85 ± 0.68

Tempol

Lv

capillary length

density (mm/mm3)

IMT (µ)

intramyocardial

arteries

fibrosis

capillary

deficit

arterial

thickening

reversal of

oxydative stress

Piecha, J.Hypertens.(2008) 26: 2220


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In the long term nighttime (NHD)–

hypertension powerful predictor of mortality on hemodialysis

Charra, Kidney International (1992) 41:1286

mean arterial pressure % patients surviving

years

5 10 15 20

< 99 mm Hg 93 85 67 53

> 99 mm Hg 81 65 43 -


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Target blood pressure : the lower,the better ? nighttime (NHD)

Primary endpoint in ON TARGET study:

adjusted risk according to tertiles of systolic baseline pressure

Changes SBP

Reduced Risk

Increased Risk

HR

(95%CI)

p-value (changes SBP as continuous)

Q1: baseline SBP <= 130

p=0.0066

T1: <= -9.17

1

risk increase

T2: > -9.17 & <= 0.22

1.2

( 1.04 , 1.4 )

T3: > 0.22

1.19

( 1.02 , 1.38 )

Q2: baseline SBP > 130 & <= 142

p=0.0004

T1: <= 0

1

risk decrease

T2: > 0 & <= 8.36

0.89

( 0.76 , 1.04 )

T3: > 8.36

0.81

( 0.69 , 0.95 )

Q3: baseline SBP > 142 & <= 154

p<0.0001

T1: <= 5.5

1

risk decrease

T2: > 5.5 & <= 14

0.77

( 0.67 , 0.89 )

T3: > 14

0.59

( 0.5 , 0.69 )

Q4: baseline SBP > 154

p<0.0001

T1: <= 11.92

1

risk decrease

T2: > 11.92 & <= 21.71

0.72

( 0.63 , 0.82 )

T3: > 21.71

0.57

( 0.5 , 0.66 )

0.2

0.4

0.6

0.8

1.0

1.2

HR(95% CI)

Sleight P.  ESH/ISH Meeting, Berlin 2008; ESC Meeting, Munich 2008


Diastolic bp 70mmhg more frequently de novo mi but not stroke
Diastolic BP < 70mmHg : nighttime (NHD)more frequently de novo MI, but not stroke

MI

stroke

Messerli, Ann.Int.Med.(2006) 144:884


Blood pressure amplitude and mortality type 2 diabetic nephropathy idnt study
Blood-pressure amplitude and mortality nighttime (NHD)Type 2 diabetic nephropathy(IDNT study)

Greater blood pressure amplitude (loss of vascular elasticity)

higher overall mortality

Berl, J.Am.Soc.Nephrol.(2005) 16:2170


Diastolic blood pressure and myocardial infarction type 2 diabetic nephropathy idnt study
Diastolic blood pressure and myocardial infarction – nighttime (NHD) type 2 diabetic nephropathy(IDNT study)

lower diastolic blood pressure

higher incidence of MI

Berl., J.Am.Soc.Nephrol.(2005) 16:2170


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Patients after MI : nighttime (NHD)

(Valsartan in Myocardial Infarction Study)

Relation between blood pressure and:

cardiovascular death

stroke or

combined cardiovascular events

one blood pressure is not optimal

for all endpoints

Thune, Hypertension 2(008) 51: 48

“Blood pressure: lower is better“

is incorrect

Fonarow, J.Am.Coll.Cardio.(2006) 47:2130


Gobsat good old boys sitting together and talking sleight p
GOBSAT nighttime (NHD)“Goodoldboyssittingtogetherandtalking“Sleight P.


Cardiovascular events in hd patients effect of antihypertensive treatment metaanalysis
Cardiovascular nighttime (NHD) events in HD patients-effect of antihypertensive treatment – metaanalysis

Heerspink, Lancet (2009) 373: 1009


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All cause nighttime (NHD)mortality and CV mortality in HD patients-effect of antihypertensive treatment – metaanalysis

Heerspink, Lancet (2009) 373: 1009


Prevention of stroke calcium channel blockers vs arbs

Not nighttime (NHD) all antihypertensives equally effective on different endpoints

Prevention of strokeCalcium channel blockers vs ARBs

Wang ,Hypertension (2007)50: 181


Communist view
Communist view nighttime (NHD)

One blood pressure

fits all

define in observational studies

which blood pressure is optimal for

which patient (comorbid conditions)


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Thank nighttime (NHD)you

foryour

attention

Juan Gris

Retratto de Josette

1916


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Target blood pressure on dialysis nighttime (NHD)

Should we rely on GOBSAT ?

(according to P-Sleight: good old bays sitting and talking)

or

admittedly soft metanalyses of

intervention studies

(e.g. forthcoming metaanalysis in Lancet)


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  • Renalase nighttime (NHD)

    • novel amino-oxydasesynthesized as precursor in the kidney

    • prorenalase transformed into active renalase by catecholamines or blood pressure increase

    • renalase degrades catecholamines

  • Renalase -/- mice are hypertensive and susceptible to ischemic myocardial damage

  • Potential target for interventions


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Prevention of stroke and myocardial infarction – nighttime (NHD)calcium channel blockers vs ARB ►combine !“not all antihypertensives are created equal”

Wang, Hypertension (2007) 50: 181


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Antihypertensive treatment in hemodialysis patients nighttime (NHD)

Metaanalysis

Heerspink, Lancet (2009) 373: 1009


Body mass index and survival on hemodialysis survival of the fattest
Body Mass Index and survival on hemodialysis nighttime (NHD)“Survival of the fattest“

Leavey, Nephrol.Dial.Transplant.(2001) 16: 2386


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Body nighttime (NHD)Mass Index andsurvival on hemodialysis“Survival of thefattest“

Leavey, Nephrol.Dial.Transplant.(2001) 16: 2386