Echography of left ventricular end-diastolic diameter as a reliable tool for estimating "dry weight" in hemodialysis patients.


PURPOSE It is hard to decide an accurate value for the so-called dry weight (DW) in hemodialysis patients with cardiac disease. Our objective is to evaluate the efficacy of echocardiography to decide DW. PATIENTS AND METHODS 115 patients on hemodialysis were divided into 2 groups: the cardiac disease group and non-cardiac disease group. The relationship… (More)


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