Frailty severity is significantly associated with electrocardiographic QRS duration in chronic dialysis patients

@inproceedings{Chao2015FrailtySI,
  title={Frailty severity is significantly associated with electrocardiographic QRS duration in chronic dialysis patients},
  author={Chia-Ter Chao and Jenq-Wen Huang and Paul M Tulkens},
  booktitle={PeerJ},
  year={2015}
}
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients are at increased risk of sudden cardiac death, the risk of which is presumably related to arrhythmia. Electrocardiographic (ECG) parameters have been found to correlate with arrhythmia and predict cardiovascular outcomes in ESRD patients. Frailty is also a common feature in this population. We investigate whether the severity of dialysis frailty is associated with ECG findings, including PR interval, QRS duration, and QTc interval. Presence and severity… CONTINUE READING
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