Do you know what the leading cause of death is in people with Chronic Kidney Disease? Here is a hint: It is NOT Chronic Kidney Disease or Kidney Failure. Yes, the #1 cause of death in Chronic Kidney Disease patients is Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease which includes Cardiovascular Events such as Coronary Heart Disease (buildup of plaque in the heart's arteries), Stroke, Heart Failure, and Peripheral Artery Disease (narrowed arteries reduce blood flow to limbs). Medical Daily notes, "Previous studies have shown that traditional assessments for Heart Disease risk factors aren't as helpful for patients with Chronic Kidney Disease."
Findings from a recent Johns Hopkins Study released Monday, August 26th, 2014, now suggests that there is an improved test to predict Cardiovascular Events sooner in those with Chronic Kidney Disease in order to correct the issue before a catastrophic, life threatening occurrence takes place. You should know that the new method is specifically designed for individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease and has been proven to be more effective for this high risk population than traditional tests which are not tailored and are conducted on the general population.
To get a bit more specific, kidneys help to maintain calcium in the blood. Hence when kidneys fail, that calcium which was once flushed out by Chronic Kidney Disease patients' healthy kidneys simply remains (for the most part) in their body. Where do you think that excess calcium settles? It often gets deposited right on the patients' blood vessels leading to their heart.
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Due to the fact that Chronic Kidney Disease patients metabolize (change into a form that can be used by the body) calcium differently than the general population, Researchers found that monitoring the build-up of calcium in the Coronary Artery Walls provided useful insights in determining the risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Chronic Kidney Disease patients - especially Coronary Heart Disease and Heart Failure. That is why you should ask your Nephrologists about this new tailored test and determine if it is (or will be at a later point in time) available to you.
There you have it, Friends! These findings illustrate a consistent theme throughout this community: A more tailored treatment for Chronic Kidney Disease patients, offers improved health outcomes including survival and quality of life. The same goes for your news and information. The more specific it is to YOUR circumstances, the better informed you will be which also may likely improve your overall health outcomes. Hence, for the latest Breaking News & Information tailored to inform those with Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes how they can better manage their lives - visit your leading and most trusted resource, KidneyBuzz.com, daily. Also, like our Facebook Fan Page so as to not miss a thing!
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