Kidney lesions associated with risk of heart disease in chronic kidney disease patients

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an independent risk factor for heart diseases, such as heart attacks, strokes or heart failure. A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of the Mass General Brigham healthcare system, and Boston Medical Center (BMC) analyzed this relationship in greater detail by examining kidney tissue collected during clinically indicated biopsies. In a paper published in JAMA Cardiology, the team reports associations between different types of kidney lesions, markers of CKD progression, and heart disease based on 597 adults without any history of heart disease from the Boston Kidney Biopsy Cohort.

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