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Clinical Study

Inflammatory Biomarkers in Refractory Congestive Heart Failure Patients Treated with Peritoneal Dialysis

Table 1

Selected clinical, biochemical, and echocardiographic characteristics of the patients at baseline.

Age, years64 (52–82)
Females4 (31%)
Ischemic cardiomyopathy8 (61%)
NYHA class III/IV4/9
Diabetes mellitus8 (62%)
History of hypertension8 (62%)
Primary kidney disease8 (62%)
Body weight, kg83 (60–107.9)
Mean arterial blood pressure, mm Hg85.3 (67–108.7)
LVEF, %20 (7–60)
Preserved LV function4 (31%)
RV dysfunction8 (62%)
Estimated SPAP, mm Hg56 (38–92)
CHF day care treatment8 (62%)
Medications
 Loop diuretic13 (100%)
 Thiazide and thiazide-like diuretics, metolazone4 (31%)
 Spironolactone 4 (31%)
 Beta-blockers 12 (92%)
 Digoxin6 (46%)
 ACEI or ARB5 (39%)

Values are expressed as median and range for continuous variables and as absolute numbers and percentages for categorical variables.