CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: Coronary artery calcification predicts risk of CVD in patients with CKD

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Abstract

A recent study reports that coronary artery calcification (CAC) predicts the risk of heart failure, myocardial infarction and stroke in patients with moderate chronic kidney disease (CKD). This finding suggests that even in CKD, CAC is a marker of cardiovascular risk rather than a benign indicator of vessel healing and stability.

Refers to Chen, J. et al. Coronary artery calcification and risk of cardiovascular disease and death among patients with chronic kidney disease. JAMA Cardiol.http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamacardio.2017.0363 (2017)

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