Blood pressure levels and mortality risk among hemodialysis patients in the dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study

Bruce M Robinson, Lin Tong, Jinyao Zhang, Robert A Wolfe, David A Goodkin, Roger N Greenwood, Peter Kerr, Hal Morgenstern, Ronald L Pisoni, Rajiv Saran, Francesca Tentori, Tadao Akizawa, Shunichi Fukuhara, Friedrich K Port, Yun Li

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KDOQI practice guidelines recommend predialysis blood pressure /=160 mm Hg. For patient-level systolic blood pressure, mortality was elevated at low (/=180 mm Hg), systolic blood pressure. For predialysis diastolic blood pressure, mortality was lowest at 60-99 mm Hg, a wide range implying less chance to improve outcomes. Higher mortality at systolic blood pressure of
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)570 - 580
Number of pages11
JournalKidney International
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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