The Controversies of Diagnosing and Treating Hypertension among Hemodialysis Patients

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Abstract

This review discusses 10 current controversies regarding the dialysis patient with hypertension. The clinician is faced with a dilemma at the bedside on how to evaluate blood pressure and treat this condition in a patient on long-term hemodialysis. The evidence base to give firm recommendations is thin, but the epidemiological evidence tells us to do nothing. This appears to be an incorrect strategy, at least based on what we know today. Evaluating home BP in every dialysis patient, evaluating volume status on a regular basis, and treating hypertension predominantly with nonpharmacological strategies are worthwhile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-376
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Dialysis
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology

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