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hypertesion dialysis

Attilio Losito, Lucia Del Vecchio, Goffredo Del Rosso, Francesco Locatelli
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A postdialytic increase in blood pressure (BP) is a recognized but often an overlooked complication. The epidemiology and predisposing factors are still not well defined. We studied a large sample of Italian dialysis patients to assess the prevalence of postdialysis hypertension (PDHYPER), defined as any increase of systolic BP (SBP) >10mm, Hg above the predialysis value, the associated factors and its role in cardiovascular (CV) mortality. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this observational study, we assessed dialysis associated changes in BP in 4,292 hemodialysis (HD) patients over 1 month (51,504 sessions)...
June 2016: American Journal of Hypertension
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