DOI: 10.12968/bjca.2023.0100 ISSN: 2052-2207

Chronic kidney disease and coronary artery disease treatment

Emily Newman, Marijane Hynes
  • General Medicine

Chronic kidney disease impacts coronary artery disease and vice versa. Patients with chronic kidney disease develop coronary artery disease at accelerated rates, and cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in patients with chronic kidney disease. Optimal management of comorbidities affecting both diseases, such as diabetes, depression and hypertension, is paramount. In addition, adequate management of pain, quitting smoking and exercise counselling can all be targeted to improve outcomes and quality of life. This paper reviews the evidence-based management of the patient with both coronary artery disease and chronic kidney disease.

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