Cardiorenal and renocardiac syndromes: the need for a comprehensive classification and consensus

@article{Ronco2008CardiorenalAR,
  title={Cardiorenal and renocardiac syndromes: the need for a comprehensive classification and consensus},
  author={Claudio Ronco and Andrew A. House and Mikko Haapio},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology},
  year={2008},
  volume={4},
  pages={310-311}
}
The term ‘cardiorenal’ has been used in the medical literature for several decades, princi­ pally to describe the hemodynamic and neuro­ hormonal connections between the heart and the kidneys. In recent years, the term ‘cardiorenal syndrome’ (CRS) has enjoyed widespread use, yet a precise definition is lacking. Some investi­ gators have suggested that this term should be used to describe patients with coexisting severe cardiac and renal dysfunction,1 and other experts have recommended the use… CONTINUE READING
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