Table 3.

Echocardiographic measurements of cardiac dimensions before, during, and after dialysisa

ParameterHD37HD35
Before dialysis
    LVDd (cm)4.7 (4.3, 5.4)5.0 (4.3, 5.5)
    LVDs (cm)3.2 (3.0, 3.8)3.6 (3.0, 4.2)
120 min
    LVDd (cm)4.7 (4.1, 5.3)4.5 (4.0, 5.6)
    LVDs (cm)3.1 (2.6, 3.9)3.2 (2.7, 3.8)
240 min
    LVDd (cm)4.4 (3.9, 5.5)4.8 (4.0, 5.5)
    LVDs (cm)2.8 (2.2, 4.0)3.2 (2.8, 4.2)
30 min after dialysis
    LVDd (cm)4.9 (4.2, 5.5)4.6 (4.4, 5.7)
    LVDs (cm)3.3 (2.9, 3.9)3.4 (2.9, 4.0)
  • a There were no significant differences in any of the dimensions when the two dialysis modalities were compared. LVDd, left ventricular diameter in diastole; LVDs, left ventricular diameter in systole. Data are expressed as medians (interquartile range [IQR]).