Uremic Cardiomyopathy in Hemodialysis Patients

Nik-Akhtar, Bijan; Khonsari, Homayoon; Hesabi, Ali; Khakpour, Manijeh
October 1978
Angiology;Oct1978, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p758
Academic Journal
The article discusses uremic cardiomyopathy in hemodialysis patients. Congestive heart failure due to hypertension, anemia and electrolyte imbalances are most frequently seen in those who have long-standing hypertension. Cardiac cathaterization and coronary angiograms were performed in the first week that dialysis was begun and were repeated whenever cardiomegaly was evidenced by plane chest roentgenograms, electrocardiograms, or physical examination. Anemia was controlled and corrected by proper diet, transfusions and medical management. Restriction of salt was limited in edematous and hypertensive patients. Supplements of vitamins, iron, diuretics, digitalis, antacids and calcium were provided whenever required.


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