Announcer: According to Dr. Narva people with kidney disease are much more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than people without kidney disease.
Dr. Narva: There is a very close connection between kidney disease and heart disease, which is also sometimes called cardiovascular disease. People with chronic kidney disease are at extremely high risk of developing cardiovascular disease and in addition, people with cardiovascular disease are at high risk for chronic kidney disease. People who have both conditions -- both heart disease and kidney disease -- have problems that tend to be worse and tend to get worse more quickly. Their kidney disease gets worse more quickly and their heart disease is also associated with worse outcomes.