Vol 61, No 8 (2004)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Calcification of heart valves in hemodialized patients and their cardiosurgical correction

Jarosław Dąbrowski, Janusz Stążka, Lucyna Janicka, Elżbieta Mądro
Kardiol Pol 2004;61(8):151-154.
Vol 61, No 8 (2004)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: Development of vascular and systemic calcification is one of the more serious and often occuring complications in hemodialyzed patients. The cardiac valves calcifications are of the essential importance. They are result of the very complicated calcification process connected with hyperphosphataemia, hyperparathyroidism, calcium carbonate administering and active vitamin D3 metabolites as well as using dialysis fluids with high concentration of calcium. Elevated P and Ca x P product are both significant predictors of cardiovascular mortality in hemodialized patients. We describe two patients with cardiac failure because of cardiac valves calcification. Both patients underwent artficial valves implantation. The patients showed a marked improvement of the quality of life and haemodynamic status.

Abstract

Abstract: Development of vascular and systemic calcification is one of the more serious and often occuring complications in hemodialyzed patients. The cardiac valves calcifications are of the essential importance. They are result of the very complicated calcification process connected with hyperphosphataemia, hyperparathyroidism, calcium carbonate administering and active vitamin D3 metabolites as well as using dialysis fluids with high concentration of calcium. Elevated P and Ca x P product are both significant predictors of cardiovascular mortality in hemodialized patients. We describe two patients with cardiac failure because of cardiac valves calcification. Both patients underwent artficial valves implantation. The patients showed a marked improvement of the quality of life and haemodynamic status.
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Keywords

hyperphosphatemia - elevated calcium-phosphorus (ca x p) product - calcium carbonate - calcitriol - vitamin d analogs - cardiac valves calcification - cardiac insufficiency - end stage renal disease - hemodialysis

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Title

Calcification of heart valves in hemodialized patients and their cardiosurgical correction

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 61, No 8 (2004)

Pages

151-154

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2004;61(8):151-154.

Keywords

hyperphosphatemia - elevated calcium-phosphorus (ca x p) product - calcium carbonate - calcitriol - vitamin d analogs - cardiac valves calcification - cardiac insufficiency - end stage renal disease - hemodialysis

Authors

Jarosław Dąbrowski
Janusz Stążka
Lucyna Janicka
Elżbieta Mądro

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