Sudden Cardiac Death and ESRD

This article caught my eye while browsing Digg: Sudden Cardiac Death No. 1 Risk for Patients on Dialysis.

It’s a pretty interesting look at the systemic issues that can create the environment for SCD.  One thing I noticed they didn’t seem to address is the all-too common elctrolyte imbalances that ESRD patients, especially those who are non-compliant are well-known for.  Remember, hyperkalemia can cause PEA too!  In the famous words of a nephrologist I worked with, “Oh, it’s OK, they just need dialysis.”


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