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A 58-year-old woman is followed in the nephrology clinic for longstanding chronic kidney disease (CKD) secondary to uncontrolled hypertension. Her glomerular filtration rate (GFR) continues to decline, and she is approaching initiation of hemodialysis. Plans are made to obtain vascular access at the appropriate time, and the patient undergoes the requisite screening to be enrolled as an end stage renal disease (ESRD) patient. Among patients on chronic hemodialysis, which of the following is the most common cause of death?
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