Hypertension og nyresygdom

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Anne-Lise Kamper, Erling B Pedersen, Svend Strandgaard

Renal mechanisms, in particular the renin-angiotensin system and renal salt handling, are of major importance in blood pressure regulation. Co-existence of hypertension and decreased renal function may be due to nephrosclerosis secondary to hypertension, or primary renal disease with secondary hypertension. Mild degrees of chronic kidney disease (CKD) can be detected in around 10% of the population, and detection is important as CKD is an important risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Conversely, heart failure may cause an impairment of renal function. In chronic progressive nephropathy, effective blood pressure lowering is of paramount importance, and angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers are agents of choice.
Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Jun-15
OriginalsprogDansk
TidsskriftUgeskrift for læger
Vol/bind171
Udgave nummer25
Sider (fra-til)2109-13
Antal sider4
ISSN0041-5782
StatusUdgivet - 2009

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