Vascular Calcification in Chronic Kidney Disease

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Himanshu Verma
Sham Sunder
Sourabh Sharma

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Of the various risk factors, vascular calcification has only recently come into prominence. CKD is associated with an increased risk of vascular calcification. In routine practice, clinicians usually overlook this finding. Screening for vascular calcification is often missed during first contact with nephrologists. With this article, we would like to reiterate the importance of preventing vascular calcification in early stages of CKD and once it starts appearing, its progression needs to be halted early with individualized treatment. The prevalence, sites of involvement, detection, quantification, pathogenesis, risk factors, clinical manifestations and management options have been discussed.

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Himanshu Verma, Sham Sunder, & Sourabh Sharma. (2023). Vascular Calcification in Chronic Kidney Disease. Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice, 33(8), 10–15. Retrieved from https://ojs.ijcp.in/IJCP/article/view/224
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Review Article