Epidemiology of cardiorenal syndrome.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The interdependence of cardiac and renal dysfunction has emerged as a focus of intense interest in heart failure management due to the substantial associated morbidity and mortality. Captured in the clinical entity known as cardiorenal syndrome, recent definitions afford discussion of the acute and longitudinal evaluation and management of these patients. This article discusses potential pathophysiologic mechanisms of cardiorenal syndrome, epidemiology, inpatient and long-term care (including investigational therapies and mechanical fluid removal), and end-of-life and palliative care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mentz, RJ; Lewis, EF

Published Date

  • May 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 301 - 314

PubMed ID

  • 21459251

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-2264

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccl.2011.03.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands