Cardiovascular and renal disease are closely linked through different mechanisms such as chronic inflammation, dyslipidemia, calcium-phosphorus metabolism abnormalities, or comorbid conditions such as arte-
rial hypertension, coronary artery disease and diabetes which may affect
the heart and the kidneys at the same or in different times. At the same
time, different hereditary (such as Policystic kidney disease) and/or rare
(such as Fabry’s disease) diseases also may impair simultaneously renal
and cardiovascular functions.
The fourth edition of the CardioNephrology
meeting will review comor-
bidities and metabolic abnormalities from the cardiorenal syndrome to
the metabolic consequences of chronic kidney and heart disease that occur as the glomerular filtration rate decreases and link kidney and car-
The key features of the CardioNephrology 2019
are represented by the
scientific sessions dedicated to the close interactions between heart, kid-
ney and lung together with nutritional aspects in cardio – renal patients.
Heart failure will be discussed both in acute and chronic kidney disease
patients. Lectures dedicated to imaging will underscore potentials and
limits of available diagnostic tools. Young cardionephrologists will be
also specifically involved in vasculitis – dedicated as far as in poster ses-
will also focus on specific educational courses
dedicated to critical appraisal, interventional nephrology, electrocardiog-
raphy and blood gas analysis.
The meeting is arranged on several scientific sessions (some of them
joined with other eminent scientific societies) and selected plenary lec-
tures with eminent national and international speakers.
Finally, Meeting will close with World Kidney Day 2019 with several
activies directly linked to this special issue.
Enjoy CardioNephrology 2019
Luca Di Lullo, Antonio Bellasi, Claudio Ronco, Antonio De Pascalis, Alberto
Santoboni, Peter Mc Cullough