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Published online: 2008-11-27
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case report
Use of intermittent ultrafiltration in decompensated, diuretic-resistant heart failure – six case reports

Grażyna Snopek, Joanna Kotlarska, Dorota Daniewska, Tomasz Żelek, Wojciech Drewniak, Agnieszka Król-Jaskulska, Marek Dąbrowski
Kardiol Pol 2008;66(11):1202-1204.

open access

Vol 66, No 11 (2008)
Other
Published online: 2008-11-27
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Veno/venous ultrafiltration is a novel alternative method of treatment in patients with decompensated heart failure with fluid retention. Intermittent ultrafiltration treatment was used in 6 patients (mean age of 58±2 years) with decompensated heart failure and volume overload occurring despite optimal pharmacological treatment. Patients received 3.5±1 ultrafiltration treatments, with each treatment removing 2500±200 ml of fluid. There were no significant procedure-related complications. One patient died due to progression of heart failure whereas 5 patients were successfully discharged from hospital on oral furosemide.

Abstract

Veno/venous ultrafiltration is a novel alternative method of treatment in patients with decompensated heart failure with fluid retention. Intermittent ultrafiltration treatment was used in 6 patients (mean age of 58±2 years) with decompensated heart failure and volume overload occurring despite optimal pharmacological treatment. Patients received 3.5±1 ultrafiltration treatments, with each treatment removing 2500±200 ml of fluid. There were no significant procedure-related complications. One patient died due to progression of heart failure whereas 5 patients were successfully discharged from hospital on oral furosemide.
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Keywords

ultrafiltration; heart failure

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Title

Case report
Use of intermittent ultrafiltration in decompensated, diuretic-resistant heart failure – six case reports

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 66, No 11 (2008)

Pages

1202-1204

Published online

2008-11-27

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2008;66(11):1202-1204.

Keywords

ultrafiltration
heart failure

Authors

Grażyna Snopek
Joanna Kotlarska
Dorota Daniewska
Tomasz Żelek
Wojciech Drewniak
Agnieszka Król-Jaskulska
Marek Dąbrowski

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