Arrhythmia in Hemodialysis Patients

Arrhythmia in Hemodialysis Patients

Patients receiving dialysis for kidney failure suffer from very high rates of sudden cardiac death due to abnormal heart rhythms and perfusion defects associated with HD treatment. It has previously been recognized that patients suffer heart injury during the dialysis procedure which may be an important factor for investigation. The study uses a simple implantable device that can monitor heart rhythms over time to gather information on the type of abnormal rhythms that occur in dialysis patients. This information will be combined with ultrasound and x-ray scans of the heart that will also be collected. The goal is to understand the relationship between the abnormal rhythms and injury to the heart during dialysis and what causes these injuries. The information gathered in this study will be used to compare the accuracy of an in house personalized computational model to predict potential cardiac injuries when patients undergo HD treatment.

No pharmaceutical medication involved
Recruiting patients only

Device - Reveal LINQ device

a small implantable cardiac monitor (Reveal LINQ device) will be inserted under local anaesthetic in an outpatient procedure. The Reveal LINQ device is composed of two electrodes and is used to continuously monitor electric activity temporally. It can detect arrhythmic episode and record up to 27 minutes of electrocardiographic (ECG) activity. This device is capable of continuous monitoring of patient's ECG activity for up to three years and will be utilized in this study to obtain initial infor more on

Investigation of Electrophysiological Substrate of Arrhythmia in Hemodialysis Patients