Cardiovascular Disease in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease
For more than a decade, Cardiovascular Disease(CVD) was recognized as a major reason of the death in Children with advanced Chronic Kidney Diseases. Similar to adults, Children have extremely high prevalence of traditional and uremia-related CVD risk factors. As a population without preexisting symptomatic cardiac disease, children with CKD potentially receive significant benefit from aggressive attempts to prevent and treat CVD. Early CKD, before needing dialysis, is the optimal time to both identify modifiable risk factors and intervene in an effort to avert future CVD. Slowing the progression of CKD, avoiding long-term dialysis and, if possible, conducting preemptive transplantation may represent the best strategies to decrease the risk of premature cardiac disease and death in children with CKD.
- Track 1-1 Cardiomyopathy
- Track 2-2 Early Markers of Atherosclerosis
- Track 3-3 Carotid Arterial Wall Stiffness
- Track 4-4 Coronary Artery Calcification
- Track 5-5 Avert CVD before Dialysis in Children