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Table 1 Comparison of demographic and clinical characteristics between control and MHD groups

From: Layer-specific speckle tracking analysis of left ventricular systolic function and synchrony in maintenance hemodialysis patients

 MHD (n = 34)Control (n = 35)P-value
Age (years)52 ± 949 ± 100.327
Male gender (%)52.948.6 
HD time (months)23(10–36)  
Heart rate (beats/min)76.79 ± 9.6372.34 ± 10.500.071
BMI22.18 ± 2.1121.29 ± 2.140.086
Remove volume (kg)1.82 ± 0.93  
Dry weight (kg)52.07 ± 8.95  
SBP (mmHg)144.65 ± 17.00121.40 ± 6.49< 0.001
DBP (mmHg)88.82 ± 11.1775.91 ± 6.29< 0.001
Creatinine (umol/L)855.41 ± 191.3655.86 ± 9.92< 0.001
Cause of ESRD
 Glomerulonephritis (cases)19 (55.8%)  
 Diabetic Nephropathy (cases)6 (17.6%)  
 Hypertensive nephrosclerosis (cases)5 (14.7%)  
 Polycystic kidney (cases)4 (11.8%)  
  1. Data are expressed as mean ± SD. Bold number: P < 0.05
  2. HD hemodialysis; BMI body mass index; BP systolic blood pressure; DBP diastolic blood pressure; Creatinine: serum creatinine; ESRD end-stage renal disease