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Case reports
Acute renal failure as atypical complication of atrial fibrillation

Katarzyna Klejna, Tomasz Hryszko, Michał Myśliwiec
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(3):283-286.

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Vol 67, No 3 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-03-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We present a case of a 76-year-old woman with persistent atrial fibrillation, recent diagnosis of ischemic stroke and embolic occlusion of the iliac artery, who was admitted to our department with symptoms of acute renal failure. Using the data from medical history, physical examination, ECG, laboratory tests (urinalysis, LDH in serum and urine) and radiologic studies (color Doppler ultrasound, angio-CT) we diagnosed renal artery embolus and infarct of solitary functioning kidney. We presumed that this complication was related to the inadequate anticoagulation in the course of atrial fibrillation. Patient received intravenous heparin followed by oral warfarin and started renal replacement therapy.

Abstract

We present a case of a 76-year-old woman with persistent atrial fibrillation, recent diagnosis of ischemic stroke and embolic occlusion of the iliac artery, who was admitted to our department with symptoms of acute renal failure. Using the data from medical history, physical examination, ECG, laboratory tests (urinalysis, LDH in serum and urine) and radiologic studies (color Doppler ultrasound, angio-CT) we diagnosed renal artery embolus and infarct of solitary functioning kidney. We presumed that this complication was related to the inadequate anticoagulation in the course of atrial fibrillation. Patient received intravenous heparin followed by oral warfarin and started renal replacement therapy.
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Keywords

atrial fibrillation; acute renal failure; renal artery embolism; renal infarction

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Title

Case reports
Acute renal failure as atypical complication of atrial fibrillation

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 3 (2009)

Pages

283-286

Published online

2009-03-24

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(3):283-286.

Keywords

atrial fibrillation
acute renal failure
renal artery embolism
renal infarction

Authors

Katarzyna Klejna
Tomasz Hryszko
Michał Myśliwiec

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