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Echocardiographic Assesment of Right Ventricular Functions in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
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Echocardiographic Assesment of Right Ventricular Functions in Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Duygu Ersan Demirci1, Deniz Demirci1, Melahat Çoban2, Gülsüm Meral Yılmaz1, Şakir Arslan1
1Health Science University, Antalya Research And Training Hospital, Cardiology Clinic
2Health Science University, Antalya Research And Training Hospital, Nephrology Clinic


OBJECTIVE
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in patients undergoing dialysis. Although most available studies focused on left ventricular (LV) functions in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, data about the effect of PD on right ventricler function is scarce. We aimed to evaluate echocardiographic parameters of right ventricle (RV) in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing PD.

METHODS
We examined 73 individuals grouped as follows: PD patients (n═36) and healthy controls (n═37). Echocardiography including tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) of the RV was performed in all patients.

RESULTS
LV mass index( LVMI), left atrial (LA) diameters, posterior wall and interventricular septum thicknesses were significantly higher in the PD group. LV A velocity was higher and E and Em velocities were lower in PD group compared with the control group. Right atrial (RA) diameters, RA area, RV fractional area change, RV miyocardial performance index and pulmonary vascular resistance were similar in both groups whereas tricuspit annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) value was lower in peritoneal dialysis patients. RV E, Ea, Aa, Sa velocities, deceleration time and tricuspid regurgitation velocity were also similar in two groups, but only A velocity and Ea/Aa ratio were significantly higher and E/A velocity was lower in PD group than control group.

CONCLUSIONS
RV systolic and diastolic functions, as estimated by using conventional Doppler and TDI echocardiography, are preserved in peritoneal dialysis patients.

Keywords: end-stage renal disease, peritoneal dialysis, right ventricular function

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Corresponding Author: Duygu Ersan Demirci, Türkiye
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