Assessment and management of hypertension in patients on dialysis

Rajiv Agarwal, Joseph Flynn, Velvie Pogue, Mahboob Rahman, Efrain Reisin, Matthew R. Weir

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Hypertension is common, difficult to diagnose, and poorly controlled among patients with ESRD. However, controversy surrounds the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension. Here, we describe the diagnosis, epidemiology, and management of hypertension in dialysis patients, and examine the data sparking debate over appropriate methods for diagnosing and treating hypertension. Furthermore, we consider the issues uniquely related to hypertension in pediatric dialysis patients. Future clinical trials designed to clarify the controversial results discussed here should lead to the implementation of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques that improve long-term cardiovascular outcomes in patients with ESRD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1630-1646
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of the American Society of Nephrology
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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