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Cardiovascular Problems in Chronic Kidney Disease

Eberhard Ritz and Andrew Remppis

in The ESC Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine

Second edition

Published on behalf of © European Society of Cardiology

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199566990
Published online August 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199572854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199566990.003.1502
Cardiovascular                      Problems in Chronic Kidney Disease

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Until recently, impaired kidney function was an orphan in the cardiological assessment of patients with heart disease, while in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) cardiological assessment was not considered a high priority. However, impressive evidence has now been provided that cardiovascular problems critically determine life expectancy of patients with CKD....

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Nephrology

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