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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017;55(Suppl 2):S201-9.

Structural and functional cardiac abnormalities during chronic kidney disease

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Coordinación de Investigación en Salud, División de Desarrollo de la Investigación, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México Correos electrónicos: / silvia.


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Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD). These involve the whole structure and function of the heart, so the clinical presentation varies from chronic heart failure to arrhythmias and even sudden death, having a significant impact on the patient’s quality of life and a high cost for health services. The origin of these cardiovascular alterations is ample, involving the traditional and non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors, as well as systemic changes that cause the progressive loss of the glomerular filtration rate. The identification of cardiovascular alterations during the course of the CKD has become important in the clinical setting, and there is a wide field of research regarding treatment interventions, many of which have not been fully established up to date.


Renal Insufficiency, Chronic; Cardio-Renal Syndrome; Cardiovascular Diseases; Drug Therapy


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