Table 2.

Global (EF) and regional (SF) LV function during HD37and HD35a

ParameterEF (%)SFmean (%)SFWMA (%)
HD37
    baseline61 ± 143.0 ± 1.83.7 ± 2
    peak61 ± 10b2.5 ± 1.6c1.7 ± 1.2
    recovery60 ± 122.7 ± 1.5c2.8 ± 1.6
HD35
    baseline57 ± 102.5 ± 1.23.2 ± 1.3
    peak72 ± 9b3.9 ± 1.9c1.8 ± 0.9
    recovery69 ± 113.7 ± 1.9c3.1 ± 1.7
  • a Baseline is before start of dialysis, peak stress is the point at which most regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMA) were present during dialysis, and recovery is 30 min after dialysis. EF, ejection fraction; HD35, hemodialysis with a dialysate temperature of 35°C; HD37, hemodialysis with a dialysate temperature of 37°C; SF, shortening fraction.

  • b P < 0.05 by ANOVA, HD37versus HD35.

  • c P < 0.001 by ANOVA, HD37versus HD35.