Journal article

Correlates of subclinical left ventricular dysfunction in ESRD

R Fathi, N Isbel, B Haluska, C Case, DW Johnson, TH Marwick

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF KIDNEY DISEASES | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2003

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Abnormalities of the left ventricle are common in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) both before and after the start of renal replacement therapy. The purpose of this study is to identify possible causes of subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with ESRD. In particular, we sought to determine whether the presence of ESRD was itself associated with dysfunction independent of LV hypertrophy and coronary artery disease. METHODS: Assessment of cardiovascular risk factors and dialysis adequacy was completed in 145 unselected patients with ESRD who were recruited from the renal dialysis unit and compared with age- and sex-matched controls. Among the 68 pat..

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