VENTRICULAR HYPERTROPHY AND DIASTOLIC FUNCTION IN PATIENTS
ON CHRONIC HEMODYALISIS
S. Nuhbegović, F. Ljuca, M. Merić, A. Halilbašić J. Karamehić
and I. Terzić.
of Physiology, Medical Faculty Tuzla, Internal Clinic, Department
of Cardiology, Department of Nephrology Dialysis and Transplantation,
University Clinical Centre Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The aim of
this study was to determine the correlation between left ventricular
hypertrophy and diastolic function in patients on chronic hemodyalisis.
We prospectively studies echo parameters of left ventricle in
40 patients on chronic hemodialysis at the UKC Tuzla and compared
them to those of 30 healthy controls. The echo parameters were
determined by using the m-mode, 2-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography.
According to the thickness of IVS, the patients were divided into
group 1 (IVS<12 mm) and group 2 (IVS>12 mm).
Table 1. Main Doppler echo parameters in pts on hemodialysis Parameter
Group 1 Group 2 Control A wave (cm/s) 73,76 ± 22,0 77,88 ± 24,57
58,46 ± 9,65* E/A 1,08 ± 0,22 0,96 ± 0,26 1,26 ± 0,31*
*p<0.001, A peak of late diastolic flow velocity, E/A - early
to late flow velocity
Conclusion: These results suggest that diastolic dysfunction in
patients on hemodialysis might be independent of left ventricular