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Symposium: Cardiovascular diseases and renal insufficiency
Outcomes after percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with chronic kidney disease
Tan Huay Cheem.J Geriatr Cardiol 2005,2(3):183~187
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Authors:Tan Huay Cheem1;

Author Affiliation:1.Cardiac Department, Level 3, Main Building, National University Hospital, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074, Singapore


Abstract: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant contributor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Patients with CKD are known to have a greater prevalence of cardiovascular disease than the general population,1 and patients with concurrent CKD and coronary artery disease (CAD) have greater mortality than patients without CKD.2 4 The rate of cardiovascular mortality is approximately 50%, five to 10 times higher than the general population.


          Published Online:September 28, 2005
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