New strategy to attenuate pulse wave velocity in haemodialysis patients.

@article{Takenaka2005NewST,
  title={New strategy to attenuate pulse wave velocity in haemodialysis patients.},
  author={Tsuneo Takenaka and Hiromichi Suzuki},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={811-6}
}
BACKGROUND Pulse wave velocity (PWV) is commonly elevated in haemodialysis (HD) patients having cardiovascular diseases. Disturbances in calcium-phosphate metabolism are among the established cardiovascular risk factors in HD patients. The present study was performed to assess the effect of sevelamer on PWV in HD patients. METHODS Fifteen patients, who had been treated with calcium carbonate as a phosphate binder, were entered into the study. Changes in PWV during the 6 months before… CONTINUE READING