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Atrial Electromechanical Delay and P-wave Dispersion Before and After Haemodialysis in Patients with End-stage Renal Failure

Atrial fibrillation is a dangerous condition and maintaining sinus rhythm is crucial for patients with end-stage renal disease. Haemodialysis sessions have favourable hemodynamic effects which result in the decrement in atrial electromechanical delay and P-wave dispersion.


Background: Electromechanical delay (EMD) has been defined as the temporal interval between the onset of cardiac electrical activity and myocardial contraction. Atrial EMD is considered as an independent predictor of atrial fibrillation. In this study, we sought to evaluate the effect of hemodialysis (HD) on atrial electromechanical properties and conduction homogeneity in patients with end-stage renal failure (ESRF).

27 Apr, 2015
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e-Published: 09 Jul, 2015


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