Dr. Spry, if a CKD patient has tachycardia and a high risk of a heart attack, is dialysis right for them? Is it dangerous to give dialysis to a CKD patient who has a high risk of having a heart attack?

All patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high risk of heart disease and cardiovascular disease.  Hence, these risks are seen by all patients with CKD and must be recognized and treated in all patients who are contemplating dialysis. Dialysis and transplantation are the only treatments available and cardiovascular disease must be realized and treated.

 

 

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