A group of researchers from the University of Cincinnati is hoping that an implantable device can identify undetected heart rhythm abnormalities in patients undergoing hemodialysis. These patients are at high risk for sudden cardiac death, which doctors say may be linked to large shifts in electrolytes and volume in the blood during regular dialysis sessions. The study could help establish a link between heart rhythm abnormalities and different electrolyte levels in patients’ blood and in the solution used during dialysis. People with end-stage renal disease rely on dialysis to replace kidney function. The process involves a machine that filters waste ... Read More
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