Chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular risk reduction
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) continues to be a major burden of chronic diseases managed in our practices with 10% of all adults presentations having CKD, and 80% having at least one risk factor for CKD.
Associate Professor Craig Nelson, Renal Physician discusses a patient's absolute risk of a cardiovascular event with CKD, known risk factors and how to calculate a figure that can be discussed in managing that risk down.
Questions asked in the video
- Introduction 0:00
- The major risk to our patients with CKD is premature stroke or other cardiovascular related disease. In your patients with CKD what are your principles of managing absolute CV risk? 1:44
- How do you implement these principles of management in your practice? 2:28
- What measures do you use to gauge success in reducing absolute CV risk in your patients? 3:12
- What investigations do you use to measure improving prognosis? 4:49
- What are the blood pressure targets? 5:44
- At what point do you need to be involved in the care of a patient with CKD to maintain the best outcome? 6:08
- Are there any other take-home points for GPs around CKD/CV risk that you think are important? 6:54
- Chronic Kidney Disease Management in General Practice, 3rd edition (booklet)
- eGFR Calculator
- Absolute Cardiovascular Risk Guidelines (booklet)