See this paper in Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation:
Cardiovascular disease in renal patients--a matter of stem cells?
Danilo Fliser, Kirsten de Groot, Ferdinand Hermann Bahlmann, and Hermann
Nephrol. Dial. Transplant. 2004 19: 2952-2954.
The University has online access. The same issue has an article on renal failure in SARS patients and one on defibrillation.