Fistula diameter correlates with echocardiographic characteristics in stable hemodialysis patients
2015 (English)In: Nephrology @ Point of Care, ISSN 2059-3007, Vol. 1, no 1, e44-e48 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a common finding in hemodialysis patients. The aim of the present study was to investigate if the diameter of the distal radiocephalic fistula could influence left ventricular variables in stable hemodialysis patients.
Nineteen patients were investigated. Measurements of the diameter of the arteriovenous (AV) fistula were performed in 4 different locations. The patients were investigated using M-mode recordings and measurements in the 2D image. Doppler ultrasound was also performed. Transonic measurements were performed after ultrasound investigation.
Fistula mean and maximal diameter correlated with left ventricular characteristics. Fistula flow correlated neither with the left ventricular characteristics nor with fistula diameters.
The maximal diameter of the distal AV fistula seems to be a sensitive marker of LVH in stable hemodialysis patients.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wichtig Publishing , 2015. Vol. 1, no 1, e44-e48 p.
Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-130611DOI: 10.5301/pocj.5000193OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-130611DiVA: diva2:953761