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    Hypertension and Target Organ Damage: The Heart and Kidney—Partners in Crime?

    Hypertension discriminates poorly among target organs and quite often adversely affects the heart and kidney simultaneously. Morbidity and mortality associated with hypertension-mediated damage in these two organ systems is linked to two culprit syndromes in particular—cardiorenal and Pickering syndromes.

    How familiar are you with either? Both?

    Let’s start with a simple true or false.

    There are 2 basic types of cardiorenal syndrome.

    A. True

    B. False


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    Gregory W. Rutecki, MD
    Dr Rutecki is with the Cleveland Clinic National Consultation Service.


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