Kidney diseases are intricately linked to increased morbidity with, and mortality from, other diseases and infections. An integrated approach to noncommunicable disease (NCD) prevention and management that recognizes the burden of kidney disease and concomitant co-morbidities is critical to ensure no disease is left behind.
In 2021, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) convened a group of nephrologists and cardiologists from the American Society for Preventative Cardiology (ASPC), the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (HFA), Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), the Renal Physicians Association (RPA), and the ISN, to co-create toolkits for advancing the prevention and management of cardio-kidney complications. The first topic selected by the group for such tools is the optimization of RAASi therapy.
The toolkit on the optimization of RAASi therapy and management of related complications consists of focused and practical infographics, serving as hands-on references for nephrologists, cardiologists and other healthcare professionals involved in the multidisciplinary care of patients with cardio-kidney complications.
Scroll down for educational and clinical infographics on:
- Nuts & bolts of RAASi therapy
- Management of hyperkalemia
- Dietary approaches to hyperkalemia
- Monitoring and managing acute changes in kidney function related to RAASi
- Talking to your patients about RAASi