Harvard Heart Letter

Prevent kidney disease to prevent heart disease

Protect your heart by protecting your kidneys. Here's how.

Taking care of your heart means taking care of your kidneys. That's because kidney disease is a serious threat to heart health.

"There is a strong connection between kidney disease and heart disease," says Dr. David M. Charytan, a kidney specialist and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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