Cardiorenal syndrome

Cardiorenal syndrome refers to an association between cardiac failure and renal failure. It can manifest as a new-onset of renal failure, or the aggravation of a pre-existing one within the ambit of an acute or chronic heart failure exacerbation. sometimes it can occur the other way around.


5 different sub-syndromes defined on the basis of the organ primitively responsible:

  • type 1: acute cardio-renal syndrome: acute worsening of cardiac function that determines renal dysfunction
  • type 2: chronic cardio-renal syndrome: 
  • type 3: acute reno-cardiac syndrome
  • type 4: chronic renal-cardiac syndrome
  • type 5: secondary cardio-renal syndrome

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rID: 57741
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS)
  • Cardiorenal syndromes

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