Journal article

Insulin resistance in preeclampsia.

James M Roberts, Hilary Gammill

Hypertension | Published : 2006

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with all forms of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The underlying pathological state is caused by a complex interplay of traditional and nontraditional risk factors that results in atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis, and altered cardiac morphological characteristics. This multifactorial disease introduces new challenges in predicting and treating patients with CVD sufficiently early in the course of CKD to positively alter patient outcome. Asymptomatic individuals with progressive CVD are a group of patients that deserve focused attention because early detection and intervention may provide the best opportunity ..

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