Can you reverse your risk for cardiovascular kidney metabolic syndrome? Elizabeth Tracey reports


A new advisory from the American Heart Association makes it clear: your risk for dying of heart disease is inextricably linked to the health of your metabolism and your kidneys. Chiadi Ndumele, a Johns Hopkins cardiologist and head of the writing committee at the heart association, says the good news is you can take steps to reduce your risk.

Ndumele: One of the things that we want to do here is have people understand risk, both the individuals and their providers understand risk earlier and try to prevent progression to later stages and eventual cardiovascular disease or even kidney failure. There's individuals who with significant lifestyle changes and with weight loss we can see improvements in heart function before they developed heart failure, improvements in diabetes and high blood pressure and insulin resistance, all of those things can get better with those things that people can go down in stages, so that's something that should be a great motivation.  :33

Start with assessment, Ndumele says. At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.