Managing the Kidney when the Heart is Failing

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George L. Bakris
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 10, 2012 - Medical - 118 pages
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The presence of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) increases the risk of death from cardiovascular causes and makes the management of heart failure difficult. The coexistence of CKD and heart failure is increasing in prevalence worldwide and requires a unique and subtle approach to patient management.

Managing the Kidney in Heart Failure focuses on the therapeutic management of cardio renal patients. Common heart and kidney failure conditions are presented along with treatment scenarios aimed to reduce cardiovascular mortality and preserve kidney function.

Co-authored by a Nephrologist and Cardiologist, each chapter of this concise and practical handbook offers a unified perspective to these chronic conditions.


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Dr. Bakris is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of the Hypertension Center at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Bakris has published over 600 articles and book chapters in the areas of diabetic kidney disease, hypertension and progression of nephropathy. He is the Editor or Co-Editor of eight books, in the areas of Kidney Disease Progression and Diabetes. Additionally, he is the Associate Editor of the International Textbook of Cardiology. He chaired the first National Kidney Foundation Consensus report on blood pressure and impact on renal disease progression (2000). He has also served on many national guideline committees including: JNC VI and 7 writing committees, the JNC 7 executive committee, the American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guideline Committee. Dr. Bakris is also the past-president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology and the current President of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) (2010-2012). He is the current Editor of American Journal of Nephrology and Hypertension, Section Editor of Up-to-Date and Associate Editor of Diabetes Care and Nephrology, Dialysis & Transplant.

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