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Acute effects of haemodialysis on left heart dimensions and left ventricular function: an echocardiographic study.
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PMID:  6460197     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carotid pulse tracings and M-mode echocardiography were recorded in 25 patients on maintenance haemodialysis pre- and post-dialysis. Myocardial function, as assessed by fractional shortening and velocity of circumferential fibre shortening, was depressed in 7 out of 25 patients pre-dialysis (28%). Acute Haemodialysis resulted in significant changes in body weight, mean arterial pressure, urea, creatinine and packed cell volumes in all patients. Left ventricular function, however, improved significantly only in that group of patients in which it was depressed prior to dialysis. Echocardiography provides a simple means for evaluating left ventricular function in patients on chronic haemodialysis and shows that cardiac performance improves with acute dialysis when it is depressed pre-dialysis.
M A Ireland; B R Mehta; M F Shiu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nephron     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0028-2766     ISO Abbreviation:  Nephron     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-04-20     Completed Date:  1982-04-20     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0331777     Medline TA:  Nephron     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomegaly / diagnosis*
Heart / physiopathology*
Heart Ventricles
Kidney Diseases / physiopathology
Middle Aged
Myocardium / pathology
Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*

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