Chronic Kidney Disease and Stroke | 2014-11-12

Chronic Kidney Disease and Stroke

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12th November, 2014 02:54:04 printer

Chronic Kidney Disease and Stroke

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with an increased risk of both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. In addition to shared risk factors, this higher cerebrovascular risk is mediated by several CKD-associated mechanisms including platelet dysfunction, coagulation disorders, endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, and increased risk of atrial fibrillation. CKD can also modify the effect of treatments used in acute stroke and in secondary stroke prevention. Specialists review the epidemiology and pathophysiology that link CKD and stroke and the impact of CKD on stroke outcomes. Interdisciplinary collaboration between nephrologists, pharmacists, hematologists, nutrition therapists, primary care physicians, and neurologists in providing care to these subjects may potentially improve outcomes.

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