Article Abstract

Hyperphosphatemia: a novel risk factor for mortality in chronic kidney disease

Authors: Mario Cozzolino, Paola Ciceri, Andrea Galassi


Cardiovascular (CV) mortality in chronic kidney disease (CKD) associate with traditional risk factors (1) including dyslipidaemia, diabetes, smoking and left ventricular mass hypertrophy. Furthermore, increasing evidence supports the role of non-traditional risk factors that associate with CV morbidity, especially vascular calcification (2). These risk factors are inflammation and altered mineral metabolism.