Article | February 4, 2022

Elevated Risk: Exploring The Links Between Chronic Kidney Disease And Cardiovascular Disease

Source: Biorasi

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects close to 12 percent of adults around the world and is projected to become the fifth-leading cause of death globally by 2040. Characterized by gradual loss of kidney function leading to further complications without intervention, CKD treatment, until recently, has been seen as a difficult puzzle – a condition with few therapies. However, over 20+ years of nephrology clinical research, CKD has become inextricably linked to cardiovascular disease and related comorbidities. This connection highlights the prominence of cardiovascular events occurring in tandem with elevated CKD risk, and has helped to refine treatment for both conditions.

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