© 2012

The Kidney in Heart Failure

  • George L. Bakris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Epidemiology

  3. Pathophysiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Ivana Lazich, George L. Bakris
      Pages 27-38
    3. Ivan D. Hanson, Peter A. McCullough
      Pages 67-77
  4. Management of Kidney-Associated Clinical Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Julian Segura, Luis M. Ruilope
      Pages 81-99
    3. Andrew K. Roy, Patrick Murray
      Pages 101-116
    4. Eric M. Brown, Daniel J. Salzberg, Matthew R. Weir
      Pages 117-125
    5. Paul Chacko, Donald Kikta Jr., William T. Abraham
      Pages 145-165
  5. Advances in Nephropathy Management: Influences on CVD Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Raymond V. Oliva, George L. Bakris
      Pages 169-182
    3. Daniel E. Hilleman, Jennifer A. Campbell
      Pages 183-202
    4. David Davidson, Michael H. Davidson
      Pages 203-211

About this book


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a recognized risk factor for cardiovascular events and death.  The coexistence of CKD and heart failure is increasing in prevalence worldwide and requires a unique and subtle approach to patient management.


The Kidney in Heart Failure focuses on the changes that occur in kidney physiology as a function of a failing heart.  This comprehensive resource covers epidemiology, pathophysiology, management of kidney disorders and advances in nephropathy management.  In addition, the latest therapies, common heart failure dilemmas and kidney disease markers are included.  Each chapter is co-authored by a Nephrologist and Cardiologist, offering a unified perspective to these chronic conditions.


This indispensible volume provides the reader with the depth-of-knowledge needed for assessing and treating the cardio renal patient.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George L. Bakris
    • 1
  1. 1.ASH Comprehensive Hypertension Center, Department of MedicineUniversity of Chicago Medical CenterChicagoUSA

About the editors

Dr. Bakris is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of the Hypertension Center at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Bakris has published over 600 articles and book chapters in the areas of diabetic kidney disease, hypertension and progression of nephropathy. He is the Editor or Co-Editor of eight books, in the areas of Kidney Disease Progression and Diabetes. Additionally, he is the Associate Editor of the International Textbook of Cardiology. He chaired the first National Kidney Foundation Consensus report on blood pressure and impact on renal disease progression (2000). He has also served on many national guideline committees including: JNC VI and 7 writing committees, the JNC 7 executive committee, the American Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guideline Committee. Dr. Bakris is also the past-president of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology and the current President of the American Society of Hypertension (ASH) (2010-2012). He is the current Editor of American Journal of Nephrology and Hypertension, Section Editor of Up-to-Date and Associate Editor of Diabetes Care and Nephrology, Dialysis & Transplant.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Kidney in Heart Failure
  • Editors George L. Bakris
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4614-3693-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-9811-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-3694-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 250
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nephrology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews:

“This book discusses the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and medical management of kidney disease arising from heart failure. … designed to support the understanding and management of CKD in patients with heart failure, reviewing current practice in managing cardiorenal syndromes and concluding with advances in nephropathy management in patients … . Written by respected cardiologists and nephrologists, the book is intended for clinicians in both areas. … a well-written book that will prove useful in an academic healthcare setting or as continuing education for practice updates.” (Melissa K. Soper, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2013)