MEAN LEFT ATRIAL VOLUME INDEX IN PATIENTS ON REGULAR HEMODIALYSIS
Keywords:Advanced Renal Disease, Hemodialysis, Mean Left Atrial Volume and Index
OBJECTIVE: To find mean left atrial volume index in patients on regular hemodialysis
MATERIAL AND & METHODS: It was a cross-sectional survey carried out in Cardiology Department of Shaikh Zayed Hospital in Lahore over a period of six months from February 6, 2018 to August 5, 2018. 80 patients on regular Haemodialysis and meeting the inclusion criteria were enrolled. Echocardiography of each patient was carried out by senor consultant in left lateral position. Parameters including left atrial volume were recorded. The data was stratified for age, gender and duration of maintenance of hemodialysis. Paired t-test was applied to compare the mean left atrial volume index to see the significant difference.
RESULTS: In our study, out of 80 cases, mean age was calculated as 42.81±10.03 years, 45(56.25%) were male and 35(43.75%) were females, mean duration of hemodialysis was calculated as 2.8±1.09 years. Mean left atrial volume index was 36.39±3.78 ml/m2.
CONCLUSION: In patients of advanced renal disease and on regular Hemodialysis have high mean left left atrial volume index.
KEY WORDS: advanced Renal Disease, Hemodialysis, Mean Left Atrial Volume and Index.