Table 1.

Proposed practical reasons to prescribe home HD

Eliminating long interdialytic interval
Reducing excessive interdialytic weight gain and intradialytic hypotension while lowering ultrafiltration rate (especially with long dialysis)
Controlling BP and phosphate control with reduced medication
Preventing myocardial stunning, stabilizing LV function, and decreasing LV mass
Improving quality of life, chance of successful pregnancy, and lower death risk
  • HD, hemodialysis; LV, left ventricular.