Table 1.

Patient characteristics (n = 96)a

CharacteristicValue
Age (yr; mean ± SD)66.0 ± 11.2
Male (%)65.6
HD duration (mo; mean ± SD)71.4 ± 53.1
Kt/V urea1.28 ± 0.18
Antihypertensive (%)65.6
Diabetes (%)36.5
Albumin (g/dl; mean ± SD)3.7 ± 0.3
Hemoglobin (g/dl; mean ± SD)10.0 ± 1.0
Hematocrit (%; mean ± SD)32.5 ± 3.4
Calcium (mg/dl; mean ± SD)8.8 ± 1.0
Phosphorus (mg/dl; mean ± SD)5.6 ± 1.3
iPTH (pg/ml; mean ± SD)179 ± 128
CTR (%; mean ± SD)48.8 ± 4.0
hANP (pg/ml; mean ± SD)23.1 ± 19.3
  • a HD, hemodialysis; iPTH, intact parathyroid hormone; CTR, cardio-thoracic ratio; hANP, human atrial natriuretic peptide.