Challenges in blood pressure measurement in patients treated with maintenance hemodialysis

Matthew Roberts, Helen Pilmore, Andrew Tonkin, Amit Garg, Elaine Pascoe, Sunil Badve, Alan Cass, Francesco Ierino, Carmel Hawley

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Abstract

The association between blood pressure and cardiovascular outcomes in patients undergoing hemodialysis remains controversial. This may relate in part to the technique and device used and the timing of the blood pressure measurement in relation to the hemodialysis procedure. Emerging evidence indicates that standardized hemodialysis unit blood pressure measurements or measurements obtained at home, either by the patient or using an ambulatory blood pressure monitor, may offer advantages over routine hemodialysis unit blood pressure measurements for determining cardiovascular risk and treatment. This review discusses the available evidence and implications for clinicians and clinical trials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-472
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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