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How Low Can You Go? Blood Pressure and Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease

Dena E. Rifkin, MD, MS; and Mark J. Sarnak, MD, MS
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From University of California, San Diego and Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, San Diego, California; and Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-1605.

Requests for Single Reprints: Dena E. Rifkin, MD, MS, Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, #9111H, La Jolla, CA 92093-9111; e-mail, drifkin@uscd.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Rifkin: Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Drive, #9111H, La Jolla, CA 92093-9111.

Dr. Sarnak: Division of Nephrology, Tufts Medical Center, Box 391, 800 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(4):302-303. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-4-201308200-00014
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Studies report an association between SBP and death in kidney failure and late-stage CKD, and the ideal blood pressure for adults with CKD is unclear. In this issue, Kovesdy and colleagues examine the optimal targets in such patients. The editorialists discuss the study and its findings and conclude that translating them into practice is challenging.

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