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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mechanisms of erythropoietin induced hypertension
Principal Investigator:

Rajiv Agarwal

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $164,997
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Hypertension is a common but a frequently overlooked and underreported adverse effect of erythropoietin (EPO) therapy. Although EPO was approved in 1989 for treatment of anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), only recently have trials noted substantial cardiovascular risks associated with normalization of hemoglobin. New therapies, such as hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) stabilizers are on the horizon. It remains to be seen whether these new drugs would have a lower or a higher ris...

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