The natural history of myocardial disease in dialysis patients.


Among dialysis patients, only 23% have a normal echocardiogram, about 10% have recurrent or chronic congestive heart failure, and 17% have asymptomatic ischemic heart disease. The predisposing factors for congestive heart failure are dilated cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic hyperkinetic disease, and ischemic heart disease. Dilated cardiomyopathy, a disorder of… (More)


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