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Dakar Med. 1997;42(1):25-9.

[Echocardiographic data from chronic dialysis patients in Dakar].

[Article in French]

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Clinique Cardiologique, CHU de Dakar.

Abstract

The authors report the results of a prospective study about echocardiographic parameters of 14 chronic dialyzed patients. Mean age was 44.4 +/- 12 (extremes: 16 and 63). There are 12 men (86%) and 2 women (14%). The main renal disease responsible was nephroangiosclerosis (9 cases, 64.3%). Hypertension is found in all the patients, anemia in 13 (92.8%). The heart, as shown by echocardiography, was concerned in 13 patients (92.8%). The main abnormalities found were: left ventricular hypertrophy (13 cases: 92.8%), left ventricular dysfunction (4 cases: 28.5%), abnormality in left ventricular relaxation (3 cases: 21.4%), pericardial effusion (4 cases: 28.5%).

PMID:
9827113
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