Morphology of the heart and arteries in renal failure.

  title={Morphology of the heart and arteries in renal failure.},
  author={Karin Tyralla and Kerstin Amann},
  journal={Kidney international. Supplement},
In patients with renal failure, cardiovascular complications are a major clinical problem; cardiac death is the main cause of death in these patients. Cardiac risk is increased by a factor of 20 in uremic patients, compared with matched segments of the general population. It has been known for a long time that atherosclerosis, particularly plaque in the epicardiac coronary conduit arteries, are more frequent in patients with chronic renal failure. Recently, however, clinical studies showed that… CONTINUE READING


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