Potassium removal increases the QTc interval dispersion during hemodialysis.

@article{Cupisti1999PotassiumRI,
  title={Potassium removal increases the QTc interval dispersion during hemodialysis.},
  author={Adamasco Cupisti and Fabio Galetta and Russell Caprioli and Ester Morelli and Giancarlo Tintori and Ferdinando Franzoni and Alberto Lippi and Mario Meola and Paolo Rindi and Giovanni Barsotti},
  journal={Nephron},
  year={1999},
  volume={82 2},
  pages={122-6}
}
This study was planned to clarify the mechanism(s) by which hemodialysis increases the QTc dispersion, a marker of risk of ventricular arrhythmias. To this aim, 10 uremic patients, without any relevant heart diseases, underwent two different types of hemodialysis schedules. In the first, 1 h of isolated high rate ultrafiltration preceded the standard diffusive procedure. In the second, during the first hour of standard bicarbonate hemodialysis, the decrease of plasma potassium concentration was… CONTINUE READING
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