Table 1.

Characteristics of the entire population

ParameterBaselineEnd of Follow-Up
a Values are means ± standard deviation.
b P < 0.001.
c P < 0.05.
d P < 0.01.
Systolic BP (mmHg)169.4 ± 29.7146.7 ± 29b
Diastolic BP (mmHg)90.2 ± 15.678 ± 14b
Pulse pressure (mmHg)78 ± 2369 ± 24b
Mean BP (mmHg)116.2 ± 19.1103.0 ± 17.2b
Heart rate (beats/min)75 ± 1371 ± 11b
Stroke volume (ml)99.8 ± 22.993.7 ± 27.8b
Cardiac output (L/min)7.40 ± 2.06.6 ± 2.0b
Total peripheral resistance (dyne·s·cm−5)1346 ± 4471364 ± 478
Pulse wave velocity (m/s)11.15 ± 2.7011.03 ± 3.18
LV shortening (%)35.4 ± 6.734 ± 6.4c
E/A (ratio)0.87 ± 0.360.93 ± 0.35d
LV mass (g)290 ± 80264 ± 86d
LV mass index (g/m2.7)77.0 ± 19.970.5 ± 22.1d
LV mass index (g/m2)174 ± 45162 ± 45b
LV end-diastolic diameter (mm)56.6 ± 6.554.8 ± 6.5b
LV end-systolic diameter (mm)36.7 ± 7.236.4 ± 6.4
LV mean wall thickness (mm)10.4 ± 1.610.2 ± 1.6c
LV relative wall thickness (ratio)0.37 ± 0.070.38 ± 0.07
Body weight (kg)61.8 ± 1361.5 ± 13
Body height (cm)163.9 ± 10163.8 ± 9.9
Body surface area (m2)1.66 ± 0.201.65 ± 0.20
Hemoglobin (g/100 ml)8.65 ± 1.6510.5 ± 1.45b
Interdialytic weight gain (kg)2.51 ± 0.672.53 ± 0.64
Total cholesterol (mmol/L)5.28 ± 1.135.13 ± 1.14c
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L)1.10 ± 0.301.08 ± 0.37
Triglycerides (mmol/L)1.69 ± 0.941.78 ± 0.92
Serum albumin (g/L)40.5 ± 2.240.3 ± 3.0