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The Natural History of Myocardial Disease in Dialysis Patients

  • Patrick S. Parfrey
  • John D. Harnett
Part of the Topics in Renal Medicine book series (TIRM, volume 10)

Abstract

In maintenance-dialysis patients, statistically significant independent predictors of death that are present before treatment for end-stage renal disease (ESRD) begins include age, duration of diabetes, and left-sided heart failure [1]. Death is most often due to cardiac disease, which accounted for 36% of deaths in Canada in 1988 (figure 3–1) [2]. Despite multiple advances in the therapy of chronic uremia, cardiac disease has always been the most important cause of death. The most common autopsy-ascertained causes of death in nondiabetic patients are congestive heart failure (37%), acute myocardial infarction (13%), and tamponading pericarditis (8%) [3].

Keywords

Congestive Heart Failure Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Dilate Cardiomyopathy Dialysis Patient Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 
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  • John D. Harnett

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