Sources estimate that 12 percent to 17 percent of all adults in the United States have some form of kidney disease. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney disease and accounts for 44 percent of those with kidney failure, or end-stage kidney disease. But keep in mind that not everyone with diabetes develops kidney disease that progresses to kidney failure. About 24 million Americans live with diabetes, and about 180,000 of them have kidney failure.
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What is the rate of incidence for diabetic kidney disease?
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If I am told I have a de novo lesion, what does that mean?
If you find out that you have blockages in your blood vessels, you may hear those blockages referred to as de novo lesions. De novo is Latin for “from the beginning” or “from new.”
A de novo lesion is simply a segment of artery-blocking plaque (a fatty substance) that has not previously been treated with angioplasty or stenting.
Angioplasty is a procedure in which a thin, flexible tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel, and a balloon at the tip of the catheter is opened and closed to push the plaque aside, reopening the vessel to blood flow. Sometimes a stent - a metal, mesh tube - is also placed via catheter at the blockage site to permanently prop the artery open once the blockage has been pushed out of the way.
How common are deaths from heart disease?
Anthony Komaroff, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredOver the past few decades, advances in diagnosis and treatment have led to dramatic drops in the rate of deaths from heart disease. Still, this disease is often feared, and with good reason: it remains the leading cause of death for both men and women, killing about one in six people. In the United States, someone dies from a heart attack or other cardiovascular problem every 39 seconds.
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