T Wave Alternans in Hemodialysis
The purpose of this study is to determine if the hemodialysis procedure changes the risk for cardiac arrest in patients.
End Stage Renal Disease
Coronary Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Pilot Study of a Noninvasive Predictor of Sudden Cardiac Death in Hemodialysis Patients|
|Study Start Date:||October 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2008|
One-third to one-quarter of hemodialysis patients die of sudden cardiac death (SCD). The hemodialysis procedure may theoretically increase the risk of SCD. This study uses T wave alternans, a noninvasive marker of SCD, to objectively determine whether the hemodialysis procedure alters the risk of SCD in hemodialysis patients.
|United States, Indiana|
|Indiana University School of Medicine|
|Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, 46032|
|Principal Investigator:||Allon Friedman, MD||Indiana University School of Medicine|