The benefits and risks of aspirin therapy for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who have a high burden of cardiovascular events (CVE) are controversial. To examine the effects of low-dose aspirin on major clinical outcomes in patients with CKD. As a prospective observational cohort study, using propensity score matching, 531 aspirin recipients and non-recipients were paired for analysis from 2070 patients and fulfilled the inclusion criteria among 2238 patients with CKD. The primary outcome was the first occurrence of major CVE. The secondary outcomes were kidney events defined as a > 50% reduction of estimated glomerular filtration rate from baseline, doubling of serum creatinine, or onset of kidney failure with replacement therapy, the all-cause mortality, and bleeding event. The incidence of CVE was significantly greater in low-dose aspirin users than in non-users (HR 1.798; P = 0.011). A significant association between aspirin use and an increased risk of CVE was observed only in the lowest quartile of body weight (HR 4.014; P = 0.019) (Q1 < 60.0 kg). Secondary outcomes were not significantly different between aspirin users and non-users. It needs to be individualized of prescribing low-dose aspirin for the prevention of cardiovascular events in patients with chronic kidney disease, particularly patients with low bodyweight (< 60 kg).
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Dec|
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This work was supported by the Research Program funded by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2011E3300300, 2012E3301100, 2013E3301600, 2013E3301601, 2013E3301602, 2016E3300200, 2016E3300201, 2016E3300202, and 2019E320100).
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