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Kidney Disease Mechanism Triggers Heart Attacks And Strokes

Scientists at Bristol University in the UK have identified a kidney disease mechanism that triggers heart attacks and strokes: the mechanism damages the lining of blood vessels, causing them to leak, which in turn raises the risk of circulatory diseases.

Fist author Andy Salmon, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Renal Medicine in the University's School of Physiology and Pharmacology, and colleagues, write about their findings in the August issue of theJournal of the American Society of Nephrology.

 

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