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J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2020;12(3): 165-171.
doi: 10.34172/jcvtr.2020.29
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Vascular calcification; Stony bridge between kidney and heart

Behzad Zaker 1,2 ORCID logo, Mohammadreza Ardalan 1* ORCID logo

1 Kidney Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Department of Biological Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Mohammadreza Ardalan, Email: ardalan34@yahoo.com


Vascular calcification is a high prevalent complication that arises as a consequence of impaired calcium and phosphate balance amongst cardiovascular patients. Multiple inducer/ inhibitory molecules and pathways as well as genetic background and lifestyle play role in this phenomenon. According to which vessel layer (intima, media or both) is involved different types of vascular calcification take place. Actual mechanism and consensus pathways have not been elucidated yet and needs further investigations
Keywords: Kidney, Vascular, Chronic Kidney Disease
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