Cardiovascular Disorders in Hemodialysis
Hemodialysis therapy has become a well-established form of renal replacement, and
due to continuous improvements in technology, a series of new biomaterials and techniques
for the clinical routine have been developed. Nevertheless, cardiovascular disorders
in hemodialysis and uremia represent one of the most important aspects of modern
nephrological care. This publication is therefore dedicated to cardiovascular risk
factors, the role of the endothelium, problems related to mineral disorders and
finally to the possible impact of new technologies on the final outcome in hemodialysis.
Being a state-of-the-art appraisal of today’s technology and current
issues in hemodialysis with special regard to cardiovascular disorders and risk
factors, this book is a synthesis between an educational effort aimed at the newer
generations of physicians and nurses in the field of hemodialysis and a state-of-the-art
description of the most advanced technologies in this field. At the same time, the
lessons learned from large international trials, either already completed or to
be completed in the years to come, are presented.