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Ultrasound to Detect Lung Congestion in Dialysis Patients May Help Save Lives, American Society of Nephrology Reveals



3/1/2013 8:34:08 AM

Asymptomatic lung congestion increases dialysis patients' risks of dying prematurely or experiencing heart attacks or other cardiac events, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The study also found that using lung ultrasound to detect this congestion helps identify patients at risk.

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