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      Cardiovascular Status in Long-Term Hemodialysis Patients: An Exercise and Echocardiographic Study

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          To determine any adverse effects on cardiac performance resulting from long-term hemodialysis, 10 patients treated for 5 or more years (mean 8.4 years) were evaluated by exercise testing and echocardiography. Treadmill stress testing was performed to exhaustion with EKG monitoring according to the Bruce multistage protocol, while maximum oxygen consumption (VO<sub>2max</sub>) was measured directly. 1 patient had equivocal evidence for myocardial ischemia but did not experience angina. 8 of the 10 subjects had both VO<sub>2max</sub> and echocardiographic indices within the normal range established for large groups of controls. The other 2 had EKG and radiologic evidence of cardiac enlargement and had had sustained hypertension.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1981
          1981
          02 December 2008
          : 28
          : 5
          : 234-238
          Affiliations
          Department of Medicine, Downstate Medical Center and Brooklyn V. A. Hospital, Brooklyn, N.Y., USA
          Article
          182206 Nephron 1981;28:234–238
          10.1159/000182206
          © 1981 S. Karger AG, Basel

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