Cardiorenal syndrome: Pathophysiology as a key to the therapeutic approach in an under-diagnosed disease

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J Clin Ultrasound. 2022 Oct;50(8):1110-1124. doi: 10.1002/jcu.23265.


Cardiorenal syndrome is a clinical condition that impacts both the heart and the kidneys. One organ's chronic or acute impairment can lead to the other's chronic or acute dysregulation. The cardiorenal syndrome has been grouped into five subcategories that describe the etiology, pathophysiology, duration, and pattern of cardiac and renal dysfunction. This classification reflects the large spectrum of interrelated dysfunctions and underlines the bidirectional nature of heart-kidney interactions. However, more evidence is needed to apply these early findings in medical practice. Understanding the relationship between these two organs during each organ's impairment has significant clinical implications that are relevant for therapy in both chronic and acute conditions. The epidemiology, definition, classification, pathophysiology, therapy, and outcome of each form of cardiorenal syndrome are all examined in this review.

PMID:36218199 | PMC:PMC9828083 | DOI:10.1002/jcu.23265

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