Calcium channel blocker use and mortality among patients with end-stage renal disease.

@article{Kestenbaum2002CalciumCB,
  title={Calcium channel blocker use and mortality among patients with end-stage renal disease.},
  author={Bryan R Kestenbaum and Daniel L. Gillen and Donald J. Sherrard and Steven Seliger and Adrianne M Ball and Catherine O Stehman-Breen},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={2002},
  volume={61 6},
  pages={2157-64}
}
BACKGROUND Patients on dialysis suffer from alarming rates of cardiovascular disease. While calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are prescribed widely to patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) for the treatment of hypertension, the long-term outcomes associated with the use of these medications are not known. We sought to determine the association between CCB use and mortality among a cohort of ESRD patients. METHODS Data were utilized from the United States Renal Data System Dialysis… CONTINUE READING
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