n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Kidney disease as CVD risk factor : implications for therapy : drug trends in cardiology

Volume 16, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... The extent of early stages of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as determined by the estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), based on serum creatinine levels and prediction equations including age, sex, race and body size, 1 has been found to include approximately 10% of the US adult population (20 million people). .Of vital importance is that the majority of these patients will progress through the cardiovascular disease continuum rather than dying of end-stage renal disease., noted Prof. Matthew Weir, professor of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, during a recent series of CME lectures in South Africa, sponsored by Sanofi-Aventis. Patients with ..

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