Assessment of Cardiac Function in Patients of Chronic Renal Failure by Echocardiography

Pavanasakumar, V (2006) Assessment of Cardiac Function in Patients of Chronic Renal Failure by Echocardiography. Masters thesis, Madurai Medical College, Madurai.


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Patients with chronic kidney disease (CRF) most often present with non specific complaints (or) are asymptomatic and are suspected to have the disease because of abnormal blood or urine findings. So it is important to do complete evaluation for establishing the diagnosis, cause of CRF and various hemodynamic abnormalities associated with CRF. In particular, evaluation of cardio vascular risk factors is critical because of the high rate of cardio vascular complications in CRF. Echocardiography is one of the non invasive and sensitive tests for evaluating various cardiac changes in CRF patients at an early stage. In the cardiovascular system, left ventricular hypertrophy and left ventricular diastolic and systolic dysfunction are the most frequent findings. Cardiac disease frequently predates the start of dialysis and cardiac dysfunction is the major impediment to rehabilitation. So echocardiography should be performed early in the course of CRF and may be valuable in the monitoring of therapy of these patients with modalities such as blood pressure control, correction of anemia, treatment of dyslipidemia and use of aspirin and statins in selected cases.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cardiac Function ; Chronic Renal Failure ; Echocardiography.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2018 02:38
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2018 02:38

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