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Psoriasis does not appear to increase heart attack risk in people with significant kidney disease – Augusta University

Thursday, 20 October, 2022

Psoriasis does not appear to increase heart attack risk in people with significant kidney disease – Augusta University

Studies have suggested that psoriasis is an independent risk factor for heart attack in the general population, but investigators have made the surprising finding that in people who also have end-stage renal disease, which shares many risk factors with heart disease, it is not.

“There are a lot of things that contribute to MI and our target population has a lot of them,” says Wendy B. Bollag, PhD, cell physiologist in the Department of Physiology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

“We were asking: ‘Is the population with end-stage renal disease that also has psoriasis at increased risk for a heart attack?’ and they weren’t,” says Bollag, corresponding author of the study in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences.

Read more at: https://jagwire.augusta.edu/psoriasis-does-not-appear-to-increase-heart-attack-risk-in-people-with-significant-kidney-disease/

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