Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Failure

Patrick Rossignol, MD


February 03, 2023

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a progressive condition that affects > 800 million individuals worldwide. Heart failure is common in patients with CKD and can be both a cause and a consequence of CKD. Both CKD and heart failure are more prevalent in older individuals and people with diabetes, hypertension, or other cardiovascular and kidney disease risk factors. The presence of one condition appears to hasten the presentation and progression of the other; patients with both conditions have an increased risk for hospitalization, rehospitalization, the need for intensive care or kidney replacement therapy, and death. Studies suggest that the incidence of both CKD and heart failure is increasing, representing a global public health challenge. Knowledge of the interplay between both conditions is essential for enhancing their prevention, diagnosis, and management.

How familiar are you with CKD and heart failure? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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