CRSA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Your tax deductible donations will help advance our mission: preventing and managing heart and kidney disease by fostering education, research and collaborative care.
With support from the leadership of the National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, CRSA was conceived by a small group of concerned, visionary doctors after the statement : “By the time someone has chronic kidney disease or end-stage renal failure, I’m treating the heart, not the kidneys" was made by a consulting nephrologist. Together, the co-existence of both heart and kidney disease contribute to worsening quality of life, lower survival rates, and skyrocketing healthcare costs. Today, kidney disease is now considered one of the top three health issues in what is now known as the “Triple Threat”: kidney disease, heart failure and diabetes.
Chronic kidney disease, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes are major contributors of chronic health disparities. Increased prevalence of the triple threat is of particular concern in ethnic minority populations, both in terms of higher incidence and the prevalence of the advanced stages of these chronic conditions. The overlapping nature of these co-morbid conditions necessitates a collaborative framework and team-based strategies to both prevent and treat conditions at any point in this continuum. Until now, there has been no organization in existence dedicated to establishing such a collaborative effort. The Cardio Renal Society of America provides informed, integrated, health education curricula and clinical guidelines to address these challenges.
The founders of CRSA are confident that a collaborative, interdisciplinary organization is the best approach to waging an effective battle against these lethal diseases. CRSA has the potential to lead this novel approach by providing a platform for education and advocacy, tailored outreach programming, and applied research. Our long-term goals include the development of centers of excellence for patients with cardiorenal disease, as well as providing professional development tools for emerging experts in the field with the aim of developing a recognized field of expertise in cardionephrology.