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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Vascular Aging: Pulsatile Hemodynamics, Arterial Stiffness, and Cardiorenal Target Organ Damage

November 04, 2023 | 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM

Location: Room 114 (Michael A. Nutter Theatre), Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Microvascular damage from large artery stiffness is associated with target organ damage to the heart and kidneys, and large artery stiffness worsens as CKD progresses. Increased pulsatile pressure and pulsatile flow that result from large artery stiffness may play a causal role in the development of CKD and in accelerating CVD in patients with CKD. This session reviews these important topics in kidney care.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Characterize the pathophysiologic and cardiorenal significance of abnormal pulsatile hemodynamics and large artery stiffness
  • Explain the rationale for and approach to measurement of large artery stiffness
  • Identify the bidirectional relationship of large artery stiffness with CKD
  • Discuss the link between large artery stiffness and cerebrovascular disease in patients with CKD

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and Cardiorenal Disorders