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Heart failure common in patients receiving dialysis

KEY POINT

A recent narrative review published in the American Journal of Kidney Disease highlighted the common occurrence of heart failure in patients on long-term dialysis, kidney disease–related risk factors for heart failure, and the importance of an accurate diagnosis in this patient population to ensure proper treatment.

SOURCES

Wang AYM, Sanderson JE. Current perspectives on diagnosis of heart failure in long-term dialysis patients. Am J Kidney Dis. 2011;57:308–19.

Herzog CA et al. Therapy of heart failure in hemodialysis patients. Version 18.3. UpToDate. Last updated September 18, 2010.