Dr Umair Iftikhar, Dr Ayesha Hannan, Dr Urooj Rehman
Aim: The aim was to govern the intradialytic hypotension frequency among patients on maintenance dialysis and its relationship with various risk factors. Study design: A cross-sectional analytical study. Place and duration: In the Nephrology Department of Jinnah Hospital Lahore for one year duration from March 2019 to March 2020. Methods: The frequency of intradialytic hypotension was determined as a percentage. All statistical variables were recorded, such as weight, age, blood flow, dialysate temperature, standard deviation and mean. The relationship between qualitative risk factors and intradialytic hypotension was proportional and parallel using the Z test and Student's t-test for quantitative risk factors. Results: In total sessions; Symptomatic intradialytic hypotension was reported as 5.4%. In the hypotensive group, diastolic, systolic, heart rate and blood pressure before dialysis were higher than in other groups with significant p values. In the hypotensive group, mean diastolic, systolic and low blood pressure were lower than in other groups. However, the average change in pulse rate between the two groups (normotensive group, p = 0.8 at -2.4 ± 11.1 and hypotensive group -2.1 ± 14.1) B.P. Cardiac events were also significantly higher in the hypotensive group. Key words: intradialytic hypotension, hemodialysis, cardiovascular disease.