Cardiovascular disease in chronic renal insufficiency.

  title={Cardiovascular disease in chronic renal insufficiency.},
  author={Adeera Levin and Robert N. Foley},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={36 6 Suppl 3},
Cardiovascular illness is an important contributor to the morbidity of kidney disease. The spectrum of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in patients with chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) includes left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and dilatation, ischemic heart disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Both "traditional" and "uremia-specific" factors contribute to the occurrence and progression of cardiac disease in renal patients. A growing body of recent evidence indicates that the processes… CONTINUE READING