Arrhythmias in chronic kidney disease

Roberts, Paul R.; Green, Darren
May 2011
Heart;May2011, Vol. 97 Issue 9, p14
Academic Journal
The article discusses the medical management of arrhythmias in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). It describes CKD, identifying its causes, most common of which are hypertension and diabetes mellitus, and the greatest cause of death which is premature cardiovascular disease. It notes the interdependence of cardiac and renal systems in treating arrhythmias in CKD patients. It stresses that medical management should focus on risk reduction for sudden cardiac death (SCD) to include drug treatments and changes in lifestyle and dialysis prescription.


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