MQ Health - Macquarie University

Cardiac disease and chronic kidney disease

A focus of cardiovascular research within MQ Health is examining the fundamental links between chronic kidney disease, such as polycystic kidney disease, and cardiac disease. For those who suffer from such diseases, their greatest risk of death is from cardiovascular complications, rather than the disease itself.

Researchers within MQ Health are seeking to determine how disease-induced abnormalities in the central nervous system, as well as other effects of the kidney disease, cause cardiovascular problems. Their goal is to identify better ways to treat and prevent these cardiovascular complications than simply treating the symptoms.