Risk assessment for sudden cardiac death in dialysis patients: how relevant are conventional cardiac risk factors?

Abstract

Patients with end stage renal disease on long term dialysis support have a very high risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD) presumably due to serious ventricular arrhythmias. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) can be life saving in patients with SCD but their role in dialysis patients is unclear. Much of the current evidence on this important… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.03.048

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