Treatment of hypertension in patients with end stage renal failure on haemodialysis?

I heard a renal registrar mention that patients put on haemodialysis who are previously diagnosed with hypertension often don't require pharmacological treatment any more.

Why would this be? Is this true?

Authored By Mike Roberts on Wednesday 31st October 2012

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Dr Alastair Buick
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Posted almost 8 years ago

This is often because patients on haemodialysis (HD) have then have their fluid retention well managed.

Just as diuretics can be used to manage blood pressure, in part by reducing the fluid retention, patients on HD can have fluid removed, hel

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Muna Jashin
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Posted almost 8 years ago

True

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