Nocturnal HD may reduce risk factors for sudden heart death

Sudden cardiac death is the leading cause of death on dialysis. A chart review study with ECGs has found that a year of nocturnal HD significantly improved heart function vs. standard in-center HD, even before changes to the left ventricle could be seen. More frequent nocturnal HD decreased Tpeak to Tend and QRS amplitude variation.

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