The effect of dialysis type on left atrial functions in patients with end-stage renal failure: A propensity score-matched analysis

Aksu U., Aksu D., Gulcu O., Kalkan K., Topcu S., Aksakal E., ...More

ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY-A JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR ULTRASOUND AND ALLIED TECHNIQUES, vol.35, no.3, pp.308-313, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


IntroductionDespite the widespread use of both hemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD), there is no study comparing the effects of these dialysis methods on the left atrial (LA) volume and functions. In this study, we investigated the impact of different dialysis methods on the LA volume and function in the patients exposed to chronic pressure overload and volume overload.