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Cardiological Findings in Patients with End-Stage Renal Failure Under Treatment with Erythropoietin

  • G. Schütterle
  • W. Kramer
  • R. Schäfer
  • J. Kaufmann
  • V. Wizemann
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Abstract

The extent of left ventricular myocardial hypertrophy is generally considered to be a predictor of cardiac morbidity and mortality (Devereux et al. 1984; Levy et al. 1988, 1990). The evolution of left ventricular hypertrophy has been causally related to coronary artery disease (CAD), arterial hypertension, and increased cardiac output (Devereux 1990; Messerli and Schmieder 1990; Koren et al. 1991). This is apparently also the case with patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing chronic intermittent hemodialysis treatment (Bullock et al. 1984; Kramer et al. 1986a,b; Harnett et al. 1988; Silberberg et al. 1989).Whether secondary hyperparathyroidism significantly contributes to myocardial fibrosis in patients on hemo- or peritoneal dialysis does, however, appear doubtful at the present time (London et al. 1987a,b; Mall et al. 1990; Hüting et al. 1991a,b).

Keywords

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Secondary Hyperparathyroidism Recombinant Human Erythropoietin Renal Anemia Left Ventricular Ejection Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Schütterle
  • W. Kramer
  • R. Schäfer
  • J. Kaufmann
  • V. Wizemann

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