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I have a kidney failure. Am I more likely to have a heart attack?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Yes
According to epocrates.
...Ckd is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, independent of comorbidities such as dm, htn, and dyslipidemia. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for these patients, and the overwhelming majority of patients with ckd will die prior to reaching the need for renal replacement therapy.

In brief: Yes
According to epocrates.
...Ckd is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, independent of comorbidities such as dm, htn, and dyslipidemia. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for these patients, and the overwhelming majority of patients with ckd will die prior to reaching the need for renal replacement therapy.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
In brief: Yes
Kidney failure is a definite risk favor for heart attacks and strokes.
Be sure to follow your doctors directions faithfully and it will help!

In brief: Yes
Kidney failure is a definite risk favor for heart attacks and strokes.
Be sure to follow your doctors directions faithfully and it will help!
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
In brief: Maybe
There is a higher incidence of heart attacks and strokes in persons with kidney disease.

In brief: Maybe
There is a higher incidence of heart attacks and strokes in persons with kidney disease.
Dr. Marsha Davis
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