Cardiac, Cardiovascular system, Kidney, CT, Computer Applications-General, Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis, Calcifications / Calculi, Arteriosclerosis
G. Rovere, V. Vingiani, F. Paciolla, M. Muciaccia, G. Savino, B. Merlino, P. M. Ferraro, R. Marano, R. Manfredi; Rome/IT
Aims and objectives
Kidney stone disease is a common benign condition with an estimated prevalence of about 9%.
An established body of literature has shown that kidney stone disease is associated with systemic conditions such as:
-high blood pressure;
-chronic kidney disease;
compared with non-stone formers,
The pathophysiology and the main driving forces for formation of kidney stones of different composition may vary considerably; similarly,
it can be hypothesized that certain stone types might be associated with a greater propensity to form ectopic calcifications.
Our study was aimed at analyzing the association between stone composition and abdominal aortic calcifications (AAC) to better understanding the mechanisms of the association of nephrolithiasis with cardiovascular risk.