What if I had chronic kidney disease?

Samira Siddiqui, Chris Isles

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If I were unfortunate enough to develop chronic kidney disease (CKD) I would do everything in my power to reduce my vascular risk, paying very close attention to my lifestyle, particularly if I also had diabetes (the most common cause of CKD requiring dialysis). I would want my progress monitored closely and, when indicated, antiproteinuric therapy with an ACE inhibitor and/or an angiotensin receptor blocker instituted promptly, along with whatever it would take to reduce my blood pressure to around 130/80mmHg. Should my condition worsen while I am still under 70 years of age and otherwise healthy, I would request a renal transplant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-5
Number of pages4
JournalPractical Cardiovascular Risk Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Family Practice


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