Link Between Kidney and Heart Disease 1 of 2

Overview:

This show looks at the interesting connection between the health of your kidneys and your heart. Your kidneys may be an excellent predictor of heart and blood vessel disease and this interview explores that link.

Part one of this two-part program addresses the following topics:

  • Blood filtering
  • Urine production
  • Causes of kidney disease
  • Blood vessel damage in the kidneys
  • Kidneys as predictors of heart attack and stroke
  • Kidney function tests
  • Creatinine
  • Protein in urine
  • Screening for kidney filtering ability

Guest:

Dr. Matthew Weir, the head of nephrology at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Weir is also a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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This page was last updated: March 11, 2014

         
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