Stepwise increase in arterial stiffness corresponding with the stages of chronic kidney disease.

@article{Wang2005StepwiseII,
  title={Stepwise increase in arterial stiffness corresponding with the stages of chronic kidney disease.},
  author={M C Wang and Wei-Chuan Tsai and Ju-Yi Chen and J Huang},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={494-501}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with end-stage renal disease on maintenance dialysis therapy have a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular disease (CVD). A similar finding is noted in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The important contributors are premature and accelerated atherosclerosis and vascular calcification. We assessed the severity of arterial stiffness in 102 patients with CKD by using pulse wave velocity (PWV) and sought to identify associated risk factors… CONTINUE READING
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