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Prevention of vascular and metabolic disease

Kidney disease

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0-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-79 >80

Approximately 1.7 million Australians aged >18 years have reduced kidney function and/or albumin in the urine,75 but only 10% are aware of this.76 CKD may be a stronger risk factor for future coronary events and all-cause mortality than diabetes.77 Early management of CKD includes CVD risk factor reduction, lifestyle changes and prescription of angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs).78 Patients should be screened for kidney disease if they are at high risk (B).

Kidney disease: Identifying risk

Table 8.6.1

Kidney disease: Identifying risk

Tests to detect kidney disease

Table 8.6.2

Tests to detect kidney disease

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