Table 1.

Potential factors increasing the risk for sudden death in dialysis patients

LVH and heart failure
Abnormal myocardial structure and function (fibrosis, microvessel disease, reduced ischemia tolerance)
Electrolyte shifts and hypervolemia (related to dialysis sessions)
Hyperphosphatemia
Obstructive sleep apnea?
QT dispersion
QT prolonging medication
Sympathetic overactivity and autonomic nerve dysfunction
AngII-induced electric remodeling?