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Webinar: How Dialysis Impacts Your Heart Health

During this educational webinar, internationally-recognized cardiologist, Dr. Peter McCullough and current hemodialysis patient and NxStage user, Charissa Rice, will share information on how dialysis frequency and duration impact your heart health, including: 
  • How different types of dialysis impacts your heart
  • Symptoms caused by either fluid overload or pulling off too much fluid too quickly
  • Tips for talking to your doctor about kidney disease and your health

Intended Audience: Patients and loved ones of patients dealing with kidney disease, whether they are pre-dialysis, transplanted or treating with PD, in-center, or on home hemodialysis.


Presented By: 




Peter McCullough, MD *
Director of Cardiovascular, Baylor Health Care System
Vice Chief of Medicine, Baylor University Medical Center
 
Dr. McCullough directs cardiovascular education and research for the Baylor Health Care System, is a Vice Chief of Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX and currently serves as the president of the Cardio Renal Society of America. Dr. McCullough serves on the editorial boards of multiple specialty journals, as well as the current Chair of the National Kidney Foundation’s Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP).



Charissa Rice 
Current hemodialysis patient and NxStage user
Field Marketing Specialist, NxStage


Charissa was diagnosed with both kidney failure and congestive heart failure as a result of systemic lupus. Initially, she began three-times-weekly in-center hemodialysis. Her nurse encouraged her to try more frequent home hemodialysis. Charissa noticed significant changes after starting more frequent treatments including: increased energy levels, quicker recovery time after treatment, and better blood pressure control with fewer medications. She joined NxStage as a Field Marketing Specialist in 2012 to educate patients and family members about the benefits of more frequent home hemodialysis.


* Panel member is a paid speaker of NxStage Medical, Inc. and is a member of the NxStage Scientific Advisory Board.

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  • Pre-dialysis
  • Transplant
  • Care Partner
  • Other
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Home hemodialysis
  • In-center hemodialysis