Cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.
AuthorWright, J; Hutchison, A
Source TitleVascular Health and Risk Management
PublisherInforma UK Limited
University of Melbourne Author/sWright, Julian
AffiliationRural Clinical School
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsWright, J. & Hutchison, A. (2009). Cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease.. Vasc Health Risk Manag, 5, pp.713-722. https://doi.org/10.2147/vhrm.s6206.
Access StatusAccess this item via the Open Access location
Open Access URLPublished version
Open Access at PMChttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2742701
Patients with chronic kidney disease have a high burden of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The vast majority of patients with chronic kidney disease do not progress to end stage renal failure, but do have a significantly higher incidence of all cardiovascular co-morbidities. Traditional cardiovascular risk factors only partially account for this increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. In patients with kidney disease the basic biology underlying cardiovascular disease may be similar to that in patients without kidney disease, but it would seem many more risk factors are involved as a consequence of renal dysfunction. Although emphasis is placed on delaying the progression of chronic kidney disease, it must be appreciated that for many patients it is vital to address their cardiovascular risk factors at an early stage to prevent premature cardiovascular death. This review examines available epidemiological evidence, discusses common cardiovascular risk factors in patients with chronic kidney disease, and suggests possible treatment strategies. Potential areas for important research are also described.
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