90% of Adults Meet Criteria for This Serious Syndrome: Understanding CKM

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June 03, 2024

Following 50 years of steady decline, cardiovascular mortality rates began to plateau in the past decade. Alarmingly, this plateau recently became an uptick, which many believe is due in part to cardiovascular-kidney-metabolic (CKM) syndrome - a disease that 90% of adults meet criteria for but many may not have heard of.

In this episode of the Business Group on Health podcast, we talk with Dr. Chiadi Ndumele, board-certified cardiologist and lead author of the American Association Presidential Advisory on Cardiovascular-Kidney-Metabolic Health. Dr. Ndumele educates us on CKM syndrome, the overlap of obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and the cardiovascular system, as well as the need for increased awareness. He also shares ways to identify and treat genetic, social and environmental risk factors, and why education and understanding this condition is critical for patients of all ages.


Dr. Chiadi Ndumele | MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiologist, Johns Hopkins University

LuAnn Heinen | Business Group on Health

Duration 38 min

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