Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government
ORD only    All VA Research websites

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Outcomes in Veterans with Heart Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease
Principal Investigator:

Ali Ahmed

Location: Washington, DC
Congressional District Code: 98
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $177,671
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary Heart failure (HF) is a major public health problem with high mortality (~50% at 5 years) and hospital readmission (~25% at 30 days). Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) improve both outcomes in patients with HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). However, these drugs also adversely affect kidney function, and may increase the risk of acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) progression, and incident kidney...

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.