Cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality in dialysis patients: Where is the link?

Kitty J. Jager, Bengt Lindholm, David Goldsmith, Danilo Fliser, Andrzej Wiecek, Gultekin Suleymanlar, Alberto Ortiz, Ziad Massy, Alberto Martinez-Castelao, Rajiv Agarwal, Peter J. Blankestijn, Adrian Covic, Gerard London, Carmine Zoccali, Friedo W. Dekker

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Abstract

Over the past decade, the research agenda in dialysis has been dominated by studies on risk factors associated with cardiovascular mortality. It has now become increasingly clear that in dialysis patients, non-cardiovascular causes of death are increased to the same extent as cardiovascular mortality, and therefore research efforts in this area deserve an equally prominent place on the nephrology research agenda. As previous research has suggested an association between cardiovascular disease and infections, more research on potential links between the causal pathways of cardiovascular events and infections is also warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-23
Number of pages3
JournalKidney International Supplements
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

Keywords

  • cardiovascular disease
  • cardiovascular mortality
  • dialysis
  • mortality
  • non-cardiovascular mortality
  • renal replacement therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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    Jager, K. J., Lindholm, B., Goldsmith, D., Fliser, D., Wiecek, A., Suleymanlar, G., Ortiz, A., Massy, Z., Martinez-Castelao, A., Agarwal, R., Blankestijn, P. J., Covic, A., London, G., Zoccali, C., & Dekker, F. W. (2011). Cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular mortality in dialysis patients: Where is the link? Kidney International Supplements, 1(1), 21-23. https://doi.org/10.1038/kisup.2011.7