The challenge of sudden death in dialysis patients.

@article{Ritz2008TheCO,
  title={The challenge of sudden death in dialysis patients.},
  author={Eberhard Ritz and Christoph Wanner},
  journal={Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={920-9}
}
Case Presentation A 60-yr-old patient with ESRD (82 kg/168 cm), hypertension for the previous 18 yr, and type 2 diabetes is found dead in bed by his wife at home on a Saturday morning. The patient’s history is notable for having started dialysis 34 weeks previously. His last dialysis had been the previous day (on a Friday afternoon). Predialysis potassium had been 5.7 mmol/L, the dialysate K was 2.0 mmol/L, and Mg was 0.5 mmol/L. Autopsy was not performed. Before his morbid event, the patient… CONTINUE READING
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