Cardiovascular effects of increasing hemoglobin in chronic renal failure.

  title={Cardiovascular effects of increasing hemoglobin in chronic renal failure.},
  author={Gert Mayer and Walter Hermann H{\"o}rl},
  journal={American journal of nephrology},
  volume={16 4},
Partial correction of renal anemia by the use of recombinant human erythropoietin is associated with various effects on cardiovascular performance parameters. A decrease in cardiac output as well as an increase in systemic peripheral resistance have been noted and the pathogenetic basis of these changes will be discussed. Furthermore this article will focus on the potential cardiovascular consequences of prolonged correction of anemia in patients with renal failure. The literature on the… CONTINUE READING