Uncontrolled hypertension due to volume overload contributes to higher left ventricular mass index in CAPD patients

Koc M. , Toprak A., Tezcan H., Bihorac A., Akoglu E., Ozener I.

NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, cilt.17, sa.9, ss.1661-1666, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/ndt/17.9.1661
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1661-1666


Background. Hypertension (HT) is common in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and is responsible for increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. In this study, we aimed to determine the prevalence of 'uncontrolled HT' during background therapy in CAPD patients by using office measurements and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). We further determined whether intravascular volume status, assessed by inferior vena cava diameter (IVCD) index, contributes to higher blood pressure (BP) and increased left ventricular mass index (LVMI).