Intradialytic hypertension: it is time to act.

@article{Chazot2010IntradialyticHI,
  title={Intradialytic hypertension: it is time to act.},
  author={Charles Chazot and Guillaume Jean},
  journal={Nephron. Clinical practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={115 3},
  pages={c182-8}
}
Intradialytic hypertension (IDH) is defined by blood pressure (BP) values during and at the end of the dialysis session exceeding BP values at dialysis onset. It occurs in around 10% of hemodialysis (HD) patients. It is associated with HD patients' hospitalization and increased risk of death. Many hypotheses have been proposed to explain this phenomenon. Recent studies and reports highlight the important role of fluid overload, hemodynamic changes, and increased endothelin level. The importance… CONTINUE READING