TY - CHAP A1 - Ali Osama Malik A2 - Sumit Sehgal A3 - Hashim Hussnain Ahmed A4 - Subodh Devabhaktuni A5 - Edward Co A6 - Arhama Aftab Malik A7 - Syed Shah and Chowdhury Ahsan ED1 - Thomas Rath Y1 - 2018-02-21 PY - 2018 T1 - Cardiovascular Aspects of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and End-Stage Renal Disease N2 - Known worldwide, chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a disease that affects up to 4% of the population with increasing figures also in the developing countries. Life expectancy of patients affected by CKD is shortened compared to the overall population, and only a minority of patients reach end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with the need for dialysis or renal transplantation; death overtakes dialysis. In the 13 chapters, this book sheds light on the different aspects related to pathophysiology and clinical aspects of CKD, providing interesting insights into not only inflammation and cardiovascular risk but also the interplay of hormones and the functional aspects of endothelial function. In addition, chapters dealing with genetic aspects of polycystic kidney disease and also the clinical handling of patients with CKD and peritoneal dialysis will be beneficial for the open-minded reader. BT - Chronic Kidney Disease SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.69294 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.69294 SN - 978-953-51-3844-0 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-11-28 ER -