|Title:||Pattern and possible contributing factors to dialysis-associated arrhythmia in young patients|
|Authors:||Hasan Ali, H.|
Abdel Sayed, A.A.
|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|
Potassium ; blood
|Subject:||Dialysis ; adverse effects|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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