Cardiac assessment in chronic kidney disease

Chris W. Mclntyre, Aghogho Odudu, Mohamed T. Eldehni

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    Patients with chronic kidney disease are well recognized to develop a wide range of cardiac structural and functional abnormalities. These changes may be progressive and relate directly to a grossly aggravated risk of cardiovascular events and reduced survival. Although conventional methods of cardiac assessment have been shown to be useful, they are limited by insufficient sensitivity and specificity, to fully appreciate the overall degree of myocardial distress that is common in these patients. This article aims to review the use of established and emerging cardiac imaging tools and, in particular, their application in patients with chronic kidney disease. © 2009 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lipplncott Williams & Wilkins.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)501-506
    Number of pages5
    JournalCurrent opinion in nephrology and hypertension
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009


    • Cardiac imaging
    • Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging
    • Cardiovascular disease
    • Chronic kidney disease
    • Echocardiography


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