Objectives. The aim of the study was to report and discuss intercorrelations between stroke risk factors and chronic kidney disease (CKD), cardiovascular complications in dialyzed patients, and the problem of post-contrast nephropathy.
Review. The following risk factors common for ischemic stroke and CKD were reported: the patients' advanced age, Afro-American race, male sex, hypertension, diabetes, atrial fibrillation, and smoking, while the common risk factors for hemorrhagic stroke and CKD included: advanced age, Afro-American race, hypertension, diabetes, amyloid angiopathy, and smoking.
Conclusion. A thorough analysis of all factors and problems associated with cerebrovascular diseases and CKD allows to choose appropriate diagnostic methods and treatment approaches in this group of patients.