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Kidney Most common cause of death in adult polycystic kidney disease ?

is it from brain hemorrhage [ berry aneurysm ] or chronic renal failure ?
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Cardiac event (i.e. MI) is the most common cause of death in ADPKD.

They are more prone to intracranial hemorrhage from a ruptured Berry aneurysm, but it's in no way close to being the most common cause of death. Of course, without a kidney transplant they will suffer from chronic kidney failure which will contribute to the cardiac event, but nowadays patients with ADPKD will get a transplant before they reach that stage.

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Cardiovascular pathology and infections account for approximately 90% of deaths of those patients treated by hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis and after renal transplantation.
Another cause of mortality is in ADPKD is subarachnoid hemorrhage from intracranial aneurysms.
this complication is rare and severe.
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