Document Type

Original Article


Background: Cardiovascular disease is well acknowledged as a significant cause of death among individuals diagnosed with chronic renal disease. It constitutes approximately 50 percent of mortality cases among those undergoing dialysis treatment. In recent studies, it has been discovered that the presence of pulmonary hypertension serves as a robust and autonomous prognostic indicator for mortality among those undergoing hemodialysis. Aim of work: to assess the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension and its relation to volume status in hemodialysis patients. Patients and Methods: a prospective comparative study that was conducted on (50) patients on regular hemodialysis in the Nephrology Unit of Kobry Al-Qobba Military Hospital. Results: There were 23 (46.0%) patients with no pulmonary hypertension and 27 (54.0%) patients with pulmonary hypertension. 85.2% of patients who had PH were mild and 14.8% were moderateThere was no statistically significant disparity observed between non-pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary hypertension in terms of dialysis vintage, hypervolemia as determined by clinical technique. A substantial statistical difference was seen between Non Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Hypertension in terms of e´ (m/s), MR, and LVSD. Conclusion: Patients undergoing hemodialysis exhibit a significantly elevated prevalence of pulmonary hypertension. The pH levels were notably elevated in conjunction with e´(m/s), MR, and LVSD, although no discernible differences were observed with the remaining parameters.


Assessment; pulmonary hypertension; Hemodialysis

Subject Area

Internal Medicine