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High blood pressure: Effects on the kidneys

What percent of kidney failure is caused by high blood pressure?

High blood pressure causes 30% of all cases of end-stage kidney disease (medically referred to as end-stage renal disease or ESRD). Only diabetes leads to more cases of kidney failure.

 

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Review Date: 6/8/2011
Reviewed By: Steven Kang, MD, Division of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology, East Bay Arrhythmia, Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group, Oakland, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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