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Kidney disease and heart disease: five questions to unravel the link

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A frequent conundrum that I see patients run into almost everyday, is understanding the link between chronic kidney disease (CKD) and coronary heart disease (CHD). They are surprised when I tell them that most CKD patients are more likely to die from heart disease, than from kidney disease (or require renal replacement therapy/dialysis).
Why is that so, and is there a link between kidney and heart disease? Lets explore.