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Mayo Genomic Discovery: Protecting Kidney Function During Heart Failure

July 15, 2010

Mayo Clinic cardiology researchers have found a peptide that helps preserve and improve kidney function during heart failure, without affecting blood pressure. Earlier variations of this peptide caused blood pressure to drop limiting the potential benefits to the kidneys. The findings appear in the current Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Mayo cardiologist and lead researcher Robert Simari, M.D., discusses the importance of this finding and the overall goals behind the research.

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