The relationship between arteriovenous fistula blood flow rate and pulmonary artery pressure in hemodialysis patients


ACAR M.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.40, no.2, pp.509-513, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-007-9269-8
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.509-513

Abstract

Purpose Although there is an increased prevalence of pulmonary hypertension in hemodialysis patients, the relationship between arteriovenous (AV) fistula blood flow and pulmonary hemodynamics is not known. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationshipship between blood flow rate of AV fistula and pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) in hemodialysis patients.