Renal Failure & It's Effect On The Cardiovascular System
Heart diseases are the leading cause of death in end-stage renal disease. It seems most often related to atherosclerosis and other risk factors found in renal failure like high blood pressure. Fluid and potassium overload Your kidneys play an important role in regulating fluid balance in the body. If your kidneys stop working, fluid builds up quickly in the lungs, heart, brain and in other body tissue. This increases the workload of the heart and could lead to heart failure.