Implications of Kidney Disease in the Cardiac Patient

Johny Nicolas, Bimmer Claessen, Roxana Mehran

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Cardiovascular and renal diseases share common pathophysiological grounds, risk factors, and therapies. The 2 entities are closely interlinked and often coexist. The prevalence of kidney disease among cardiac patients is increasing. Patients have an atypical clinical presentation and variable disease manifestation versus the general population. Renal impairment limits therapeutic options and worsens prognosis. Meticulous treatment and close monitoring are required to ensure safety and avoid deterioration of kidney and heart functions. This review highlights recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac pathologies, including coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, and heart failure, in patients with decreased renal function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-278
Number of pages14
JournalInterventional Cardiology Clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2020


  • CKD
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Heart failure
  • Renal disease


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