The impact of glucose load on left ventricular mass in peritoneal dialysis patients.

@article{Hassan2014TheIO,
  title={The impact of glucose load on left ventricular mass in peritoneal dialysis patients.},
  author={Kamal Hassan and Fadi K Hassan and Dunia Hassan and Shadia Hassan and Rabia Edgem and Smadar Moshe and Shadi K Hassan},
  journal={Clinical nephrology},
  year={2014},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={159-65}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular (CV) complications are the main cause of morbidity and mortality in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a well-known major CV risk factor. AIM To evaluate the impact of peritoneal glucose load on left ventricular mass (LVM) in PD patients. METHODS In this cross sectional study the glucose load and LVM were evaluated in 43 stable patients on maintenance PD for 24 - 78 months. Glucose load was calculated using a unique peritoneal… CONTINUE READING