Cardiac Pathology in Chronic Renal Failure

  • Grover M. Hutchins
Part of the Topics in Renal Medicine book series (TIRM, volume 10)


Most forms of cardiac pathology can occur coincidentally with chronic renal failure. Some abnormalities are accentuated in the uremic state, and others may be considered to be more specifically associated with the condition. In the category of nonspecific but accentuated lesions are myocardial hypertrophy, certain forms of chronic valvular disease, coronary artery atherosclerosis, and infectious endocarditis. The more characteristically related lesions are uremic pericarditis and calcium and oxalate deposits in the myocardium. The relationship of chronic renal failure to cardiomyopathy is less clear, in large part because of the variable use of the term. In the following sections, the myocardial, endocardial, and pericardial features of heart pathology in chronic renal failure are discussed.


Mitral Valve Chronic Renal Failure Cardiac Pathology Mural Thrombus Infectious Endocarditis 
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