Preventing Renal Failure
While hospitalized, a patient with chronic hypertension was receiving his regular dose of the blood pressure medication, losartan. However, blood tests performed upon admission revealed signs of acute renal failure, a condition that could be worsened by losartan. Recognizing the change in the patient’s health status, MedAware alerted the care team before the medication was given.
If continued, the patient’s renal function could have deteriorated to a life-threatening condition.