What Cardiac Medications Are Unsafe For Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease?

Question: What cardiac medications are unsafe for patients with chronic kidney disease?

Answer: There are some cardiac medications that have the potential to make chronic kidney disease worse. Now, it's a difficult situation because many of those same medications also have the potential to make chronic kidney disease better. For example, one of the most effective classes of agents used in patients with chronic kidney disease, ace inhibitors, can in some cases actually make the kidney disease worse. So the therapy has to be individualized, tailored for each patient, under very close scrutiny by their physician.

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