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Diastolic Dysfunction, an Underestimated New Challenge in Dialysis.

A new interesting article has been published in Ther Apher Dial. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1111/1744-9987.12756. Review and titled:

Diastolic Dysfunction, an Underestimated New Challenge in Dialysis.

Authors of this article are:
Escoli R Carvalho MJ Cabrita A Rodrigues A.

A summary of the article is shown below:
Heart failure (HF) is very common in the general population and specifically in CKD patients due to higher prevalence of traditional and CKD-related risk factors. In particular, HF with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) can affect over 50% of dialysis patients. However, little is known about this entity in CKD. It has been inadequately recognized over time and few data exist regarding clinical profiles and outcomes in dialysis patients. The aim of this paper is to do a critical appraisal of the diagnosis, clinical impact, and management of HFpEF with a focus on new diagnostic criteria and its impact on dialysis.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as: Dialysis;Diastolic dysfunction;Heart failure.

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