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Hormones and arterial stiffness in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis
Publication Date
Volume
20
Issue
9
Pages
698–707
Identifiers
PMID: 23911970
Source
Medline

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease constitutes the major cause of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease. Arterial stiffness is an important contributor to the occurrence and progression of cardiovascular disease. Various risk factors, including altered hormone levels, have been suggested to be associated with arterial stiffness. Based on the background that chronic kidney disease predisposes individuals to a wide range of hormonal changes, we herein review the available data on the association between arterial stiffness and hormones in patients with chronic kidney disease and summarize the data for the general population.

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