Electrocardiographic abnormalities and uremic cardiomyopathy.

  title={Electrocardiographic abnormalities and uremic cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Graham A Stewart and Ronald T. Gansevoort and Patrick B Mark and Esther Rooney and Theresa Mcdonagh and Henry J. Dargie and Robert Stuart and Catherine Rodger and Alan Jardine},
  journal={Kidney international},
  volume={67 1},
BACKGROUND Progressive renal disease is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular death, specifically sudden death. We investigated the link between uremic cardiomyopathy, QT interval and dispersal, and arrhythmias (by ambulatory ECG monitoring) in patients at different stages of progressive renal disease. METHODS In a cross-sectional study we investigated 296 patients with nondiabetic renal disease (53 transplant recipients, 55 hemodialysis patients, and 188 throughout the range of… CONTINUE READING