Hypoalbuminemia as a risk factor for progressive left-ventricular hypertrophy in hemodialysis patients.

BACKGROUND This study was performed to evaluate the changes in left-ventricular (LV) mass in the patients starting maintenance hemodialysis and the risk factors for the progression of LVH. METHODS From June 1994 to February 1997, baseline echocardiography was obtained within six months after the initiation of hemodialysis in 111 patients with end-stage… CONTINUE READING