This risk of sudden cardiac death in patients with ESRD is substantial and estimated to be ~25% in patients on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. There is active research exploring the mechanism for this excessive mortality burden. Rapid fluid shifts, electrolyte flux during dialysis treatments and altered CKD pathophysiology are all possible etiologies of sudden cardiac death in patients with ESRD. The primary prevention of arrhythmia-mediated sudden cardiac death in patients with ESRD is an area of ongoing investigation.
One of the last sessions of ASN Kidney Week was “New Methods to Improve Cardiovascular Outcomes in ESRD Clinical Practice” or, in other words, as Tariq Shafi noted, it seemed appropriate to close out out Kidney Week with a session on [read more...]
The Final Four Sudden Cardiac Death in ESRD vs Furosemide Stress Test Winner: Sudden Cardiac Death in ESRD 4-3 split With the narrowest of margins Team Sudden Cardiac Death in ESRD marches on to the Final Four of NephMadness. Furosemide Stress Test [read more...]
The Elite 8 is the final four of our tournament. In the NCAA tournament the final four represent the four regional winners. In NephMadness the Elite eight represent the 8 winners of each named region. Here we will get the Heart and Kidney Connection [read more...]
Sacubitril in HF (PARADIGM-HF) vs Sudden Cardiac Death in ESRD Winner: Sudden Cardiac Death in ESRD 5-2 split PARADIGM-HF represents a potential game changer for the management of chronic heart failure. There is also hope for the treatment of [read more...]
See the Current Standings! | For more on NephMadness 2015 | #NephMadness or #HeartRegion on Twitter The hype around this bracket is electrifying baby! The prospect of being freed from our “diuretic prison” enticing! There were no sweeps, [read more...]
Submit your picks! | For more on NephMadness 2015 | #NephMadness or #HeartRegion on Twitter This region is like the Showtime Lakers of the 80s. Cardiology always packs the house by combining crowd pleasers like acute illness, therapeutic advances, [read more...]