Physicians' Academy for Cardiovascular Education

Mechanisms of CKD-MBD: New insights in the pathogenesis

3' education - May 9, 2012

Mechanisms of CKD-MBD: New insights in the pathogenesis

Jorge Cannata-Andia, University of Oviedo, Spain

“The summary of what we call classic and new players even though those who call new players were players before but we did not know it”, Dr. Jorge Cannata-Andia tells about the pathogenesis of CKD-MBD.
Calcium is a main player: “This is why I use the lion in my slide as calcium.” Furthermore, he discusses the role of vitamin D and phosphorus and the cardiovascular consequences.

About the speaker

Jorge B Cannata-Andia, MD, PhD, is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Bone and Mineral Research Unit, Servicio Metabolismo Oseo y Mineral, Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Universidad de Oviedo, Spain. In addition, he holds an appointment with the Bone and Mineral Metabolism Service at Institute Reina Sofia of Investigation in Oviedo, Spain. Dr Cannata-Andia is Immediate Past President of the ERA-EDTA and an author of over 70 journal articles.

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