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Abstract: PO1806

Hydralazine-Isosorbide Dinitrate Associated with Reduced All-Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality in Patients on Dialysis with Heart Failure

Session Information

Category: Hypertension and CVD

  • 1402 Hypertension and CVD: Clinical, Outcomes, and Trials


  • Soomro, Qandeel H., NYU Langone Health, New York, New York, United States
  • Mavrakanas, Thomas, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Charytan, David M., NYU Langone Health, New York, New York, United States

Heart failure (HF) is an important contributor to the increased cardiovascular (CV) mortality incidence in ESKD. Therapies targeting HF’s unique pathophysiology in ESKD are lacking. Hydralazine-isosorbide dinitrate (H-ISDN) targets reduced nitric oxide bioavailability and could improve CV mortality in ESKD


Adult patients with HF on maintenance dialysis between January 2011 and December 31, 2016 were identified using the United States Renal Data System. There were 6306 patients with at least one prescription for H-ISDN and 75,851 non-users. The primary outcome was death from any cause. Secondary outcomes included cardiovascular death and sudden death. Treatment effects were estimated using stabilized inverse probability weights in Cox proportional hazards regression. Because H-ISDN has been shown to improve outcomes in Black HF patients, we investigated effect modification by race


Age was similar in H-ISDN users (66 ± 13 years) and non-users (69 ± 13 years) with 50% and 51% men, respectively. H-ISDN (51%) users were more likely to be of Black race than non-users (27%). Dialysis vintage was longer in H-ISDN (25 months) users compared with non-users (15 months). All characteristics were well balanced in weighted models. Risks of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular death, and sudden death were significantly reduced in H-ISDN users compared to non-users (Table). We did not identify significant effect modification by race (Figure)


To our knowledge, this is the first analysis of the impact of H-ISDN on mortality in ESKD. Our results suggest that combination H-ISDN improves survival in dialysis patients with HF