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Title: Pattern and possible contributing factors to dialysis-associated arrhythmia in young patients
Authors: Hasan Ali, H.
Maghraby, M.H.
Mosad, E.
Abdel Sayed, A.A.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: We studied dialysis-associated arrhythmia in 48 uraemic patients < 35 years on chronic haemodialysis [HD] [> 3 months]. Holter findings showed only minor arrhythmia; atrial in 42% of patients and ventricular in 38%. ST-segment depression > 1 mm was observed in 58% of patients; 80% had arrhythmia, and 36% experienced anginal pain. HD caused a significant increase in QTc, QTdc and Ca[2+] level, while K[+] level was significantly decreased. Patients who experienced arrhythmia during HD had higher left ventricular mass and left ventricular mass index, lower post-dialysis K+ level, higher QTc and QTdc both before and after HD. They were more frequently hypertensive. ST-segment depression was significantly related to ventricular arrhythmia
Description: 1313-1322
Keywords: Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory
Potassium ; blood
Subject: Dialysis ; adverse effects
ISSN: 1020-3397
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