Vascular calcifications: pathogenesis, management, and impact on clinical outcomes.

@article{CannataAnda2006VascularCP,
  title={Vascular calcifications: pathogenesis, management, and impact on clinical outcomes.},
  author={Jorge B Cannata-And{\'i}a and Minerva Rodr{\'i}guez-Garc{\'i}a and Natalia Carrillo-L{\'o}pez and Manuel L Naves-D{\'i}az and Bernardino D{\'i}az-L{\'o}pez},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2006},
  volume={17 12 Suppl 3},
  pages={S267-73}
}
The predisposition to vascular calcifications in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) has gained great interest in recent years as many studies have described its likely impact on morbidity and mortality. The mechanism by which the process of vascular calcification is produced is complex, and it does not consist in a simple precipitation of calcium and phosphate but is instead an active and modifiable process. Several "modifiable and nonmodifiable" factors that are able to promote… CONTINUE READING

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