Effect of serum electrolyte and bicarbonate concentration changes during hemodialysis sessions on heart rate variability

SİPAHİOĞLU M. H. , Kocyigit I. , ÜNAL A. , KARAKURT M. , ÇELİK A. , TOKGÖZ B. , ...More

JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, vol.25, no.6, pp.1067-1074, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5301/jn.5000098
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1067-1074


Introduction: Heart rate variability (HRV) is decreased in dialysis patients, and decreased HRV is an independent risk factor for sudden cardiac death. We aimed to determine the effect of sudden changes in serum electrolyte, bicarbonate concentration and blood pressure on HRV during hemodialysis (HD) sessions in chronic HD patients.