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Hemodynamic Considerations During Hemodialysis in the Elderly

  • Madhukar MisraEmail author
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Abstract

Elderly patients are prone to all the complications that can occur in a younger patient on hemodialysis (HD). However, certain complications can be particularly detrimental in this age group. The altered physiology secondary to aging as well as HD procedure itself may contribute to such complications which primarily involve cardiovascular and cerebrovascular systems.

Keywords

Myocardial stunning Intradialytic hypotension CHF Dialysis disequilibrium syndrome 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Nephrology, Department of MedicineUniversity of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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