Watch for Patients Who Should Restart an ACEI or ARB After Acute Kidney Injury
New evidence will stir up questions about whether to restart an ACEI or ARB after acute kidney injury...formerly called acute renal failure.
You've seen the scenario. Patients on an ACEI or ARB start an NSAID or diuretic or become dehydrated...and develop kidney injury.
Up to one in 14 hospitalized patients have this rapid decline in kidney function. If they're on an ACEI or ARB, it's often held on discharge...due to concerns of further kidney damage or high potassium.