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.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Practical Cardiovascular Risk Management|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2007|