Hormones and Arterial Stiffness in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease


GUNGOR O., KIRCELLI F., VORONEANU L., COVIC A., OK E.

JOURNAL OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND THROMBOSIS, vol.20, no.9, pp.698-707, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10157-016-1322-4
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND THROMBOSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.698-707

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.