[Cardiovascular calcification and accelerated atherosclerosis in chronic kidney disease].

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Cardiovascular disease is the first cause of morbidity and mortality in dialysis patients. Hyperphosphatemia and elevated serum calcium-phosphate levels have recently been investigated as inducing factors on extraskeletal calcification in this population. In vitro studies demonstrated that human aortic smooth muscle cells calcify when incubated in a high… (More)

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@article{Cozzolino2005CardiovascularCA, title={[Cardiovascular calcification and accelerated atherosclerosis in chronic kidney disease].}, author={Mario Cozzolino and Alessandra Butti and Giusy Chiarelli and Lisa A Rocca-Rey and Gaia Santagostino and Maurizio Gallieni and Diego Brancaccio}, journal={Italian heart journal. Supplement : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology}, year={2005}, volume={6 1}, pages={25-8} }