Kelesidis I et al. – Nesiritide can be administered safely without negatively impacting long–term renal function in patients admitted with decompensated heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (dHFpEF).Methods
- In this investigation, the authors retrospectively analyzed the effect of nesiritide on renal function and clinical outcomes in patients admitted with dHFpEF.
- Of the 658 patients included.
- 328 were treated with nesiritide while 330 patients were treated with standard diuretic therapy.
- In both the nesiritide and no nesiritide groups, there was a significant change in mean glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and creatinine at 72 hours as well as at day of discharge (P<.001).
- This trend did not progress at 1 month in the nesiritide group, although it did in the no nesiritide group.
- At 1 month after therapy, however, there was a significant difference between the two groups in the mean change of GFR and creatinine (P<.001).
- There was no significant difference in >25% decrease of GFR anytime through day 30 (25% vs 29.69%, P=.236) between the two groups.
- On multivariate analysis, nesiritide was an important predictor of renal function at 1 month (P<.05).