Cardiac arrhythmia during chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

G. Peer, A. Korzets, E. Hochhauzer, Y. Eschchar, M. Blum, A. Aviram

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Repeated bouts of ventricular tachycardia were triggered by the inflow of dialysate during acute peritoneal dialysis performed in a 79-year-old woman. Subsequent continuous Holter monitoring of 21 patients, many elderly and with cardiac disease, undergoing chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) revealed atrial and/or ventricular premature beats in 19 out of them. However, there were no differences in the type and frequency of the extrasystoles between the recordings performed on a day of dialysis or on a day on which dialysis was deliberately withheld. No new arrhythmias were seen in the 2 patients who were previously free of arrhythmias, in whom CAPD was undertaken. It seems that CAPD does not provoke or aggravate arrhythmias, even in elderly or cardiac patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)192-195
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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