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Cardiovascular disorders in chronic kidney disease

Section: CardioRenal
Submission deadline: 01 April 2020
Special Issue Editor
  • Janani Rangaswami, MD
    Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19144, USA.
    Interests: Overlap area of Cardio-Nephrology, pertaining to optimizing cardiac care of patients with chronic kidney disease and kidney transplantation
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,


The increasing prevalence of vascular risk factors such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension coupled with increased longevity has resulted in a worldwide epidemic of chronic kidney disease. The burden of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease is closely interwoven with the backdrop of common risk factors for disease in both organ systems, coupled with the strong influence of disease in one organ system on the development of disease in the other organ system. Cardiovascular disease represents a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease with all phenotypes of cardiovascular disease including heart failure, ischemic heart disease, valvopathies and arrhythmias being represented with high disease burden in patients with chronic kidney disease. Never has the implication of one organ system on the other been so profound, as in the current context of the cardio-nephrology symbiosis: complex interventional strategies for vascular disease, identification of novel biomarkers of renal and cardiac injury, the ever-increasing transplantation potential of patients with complex cardiac and renal disease, and the mutually significant prognostic implications between these organ systems. The therapeutic options in patients with cardiovascular and kidney disease are poised in exciting times with the advent of several novel anti-diabetic agents that have demonstrated significant benefits towards reduction of adverse cardiorenal events, and the push for cardioprotective strategies in patients with end stage kidney disease such as frequent dialysis and increased transplantation rates with the new health care initiative for kidney disease in the United States.

In this special issue of Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine, we invite original articles and reviews on the topic of “Cardiovascular Disorders in Chronic Kidney Disease” for consideration for publication by cardiology and nephrology clinicians and researchers with an interest in cardiorenal medicine. This issue will address the pathophysiology, best practices with clinical management and knowledge gaps in the area of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic kidney disease. This summary will be helpful to practicing clinicians and students caring for vulnerable patients with dual organ disease, and more importantly will hopefully catalyze further research towards delivering high quality care in a cost effective manner to these complex  patients.


Prof. Dr. Janani Rangaswami

Guest Editor

Coronary artery disease
Chronic kidney disease
Heart failure
Sudden cardiac death
Valvular heart disease
Pulmonary hypertensio
Cardiorenal outcomes
SGLT2 inhibitors
GLP-1 receptor agonists
Point of care ultrasound
Cardiac and kidney biomarkers
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