Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Anti-inflammatory treatment also gives MACE reduction in high-risk patients with kidney disease

3' education - Mar. 12, 2018 - ACC 2018, Orlando, FL, USA - Dr. Paul Ridker - Boston, MA, USA

ACC 2018 A new analysis of the CANTOS trial showed that IL-1β inhibition with canakinumab in patients with stage 3 kidney disease did not slow progression to renal failure, but did beneficially alter outcomes in these very high risk patients.

Educational information

This 3-minute education provides a summary of just presented scientific data, recorded during the ACC 2018. The objective is to provide a brief commentary and potential implications of these findings.


Prof. Paul Ridker is director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, a translational research unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. A cardiovascular medicine specialist, and Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine at Harvard School of Medicine.


This recording was independently developed under auspices of PACE-cme. The views expressed in this recording are those of the individual presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of PACE-cme.

Listen to Paul Ridker discussing the CKD results of the CANTOS trial

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