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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Social Determinants of BP and CVD in Patients with CKD

November 02, 2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Room 118, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Social determinants of health and structural racism drive major disparities in BP control and CVD risk in patients with CKD. This session identifies important examples of how social determinants of health contribute to inequities in CVD prevention in patients with CKD and proposes potential ways to address these inequities.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the role of structural racism in the experience of patients with CKD and hypertension living in food deserts
  • Outline social determinants of BP in Hispanic patients with CKD
  • Explain the importance of distinguishing between epidemiologic phenomena and biology when using biomarkers to evaluate risk for CVD in CKD
  • Discuss barriers to care and health care access that contribute to disparities in BP control and cardiovascular risk

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Hypertension and Cardiorenal Disorders
  • CKD Non-Dialysis