Bacteria in the blood may be reason heart attacks so fatal to dialysis patients

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 19, 2020 8:55 AM CT | Published: July 21, 2020 4:00 AM CT

Ten to 15 years ago, the notion that bacteria could be in the blood was heresy. Now, it may be the reason dialysis patients often die of heart attacks while they await kidney transplant.


Dr. Keiichi Sumida UTHSC Dr. Csaba Kovesdy DaVita Kidney Care Dr. Manish Talwar James D. Eason Transplant Institute at Methodist University Hospital
Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts

Longtime journalist Jane Roberts is a Minnesotan by birth and a Memphian by choice. She's lived and reported in the city more than two decades. She covers business news and features for The Daily Memphian.


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