One of the most controversial topics in Nephrology is how best to manage cardiovascular risk factors in CKD and ESRD patients. Should cholesterol and LDL levels be lowered to levels that have been proven to improve survival in non-CKD and non-ESRD patients? This teaching resource reviews three landmark clinical trials that focus on this issue and have impacted our understanding of atherosclerotic disease in CKD and ESRD patients.

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Time Required (estimated): 60 minutes
Title: Lipid Lowering Therapy in CKD and ESRD – A review of the 4D, AURORA, and SHARP Trials
Author: Sarath Kolluru, MD1 and Tejas Desai, MD2
Author Type: 1Fellow; 2Faculty
Citation: Nephrology On-Demand 2011
Date Created: 2011
Revisions: 2011 x 5
Disclaimers: None Indicated
Resource Type: Video
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