How frequently are chronic kidney disease patients screened for heart disease? Are they screened for heart disease on a routine basis, or just once?

Heart disease. This depends in large part on their doctor and their symptoms and can be highly variable. A thorough clinician will be assessing this with some regularity, but that does not always necessarily happen.

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11/10 GFR tested 43, 12/5 GFR 39. No symptoms, no hbp 111/68, diabetes or heart disease. Doc 86'd nabumatone, testblood 1 wk. Do I have kidney disease?

Maybe. Estimating glomerular filtration rate from a spot serum creatinine is subscientific and i'm not the only physician who wishes it wasn't routinely reported. If you're a big person, especially a bodybuilder, you may be fine. But this is worth following up with at least repeat labs, urinalysis and perhaps a test of urine concentrating ability before you're a 'kidney patient.' hoping for the best. Read more...

Is there a link between kidney disease and heart disease?

Indirect link. Some kinds of kidney disease and heart disease share the same causes and risk factors. A weak heart can affect kidney function. If the kidneys fail it can cause the heart to get overloaded with too much blood volume. The kidneys and heart have a very close relationship. Read more...
Disease. Commonly atherosclerotic disease will affect both the kidney and the heart. Independently however because they are both essential organs the functions of each affects the other very importantly. Read more...

What could cause hand to bleed for no reason my dad recently started noticing drops of blood just appearing on top of his hand without him hitting it or hurting it in any way. He has history of heart disease high blood pressure stroke and kidney disease.

Oner . Oner cause of seemingly spontaneous bleeding may be a pyogenic granuloma a small soft reddish soft tissue bump that can form a t a site of cut. The tissue bleeds very easily. A varicosity or loop of dilared vein if cut may seem to bleed excessively. Dry skin that cracks at the joint sufces or pal can bleed. Finally minor trauma can lead to an abrasion of cut unbeknownst to the injured. Agree that blood needs to be check for clotting, bleeding time etc and certain medications, aspirin, nsaids, and of course blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin) if being taken need to be checked. As well as a variety of blood disorders. Read more...
He . He may be having issues with abnormal clotting. He should see his doctor, especially given the medical history you have provided. Read more...
Bleeding hand. Is he taking aspirin or plavix (clopidogrel)? does he get heparin for dialysis? is skin very thin and atrophied; Read more...