Haemofiltration in the treatment of acute left heart failure in anuric patients (author's transl)

Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift
H BlankeF Scheler


Eight patients with acute left heart failure refractory to diuretics were treated by haemofiltration. Used conventionally the filtration membranes need a high pressure gradient. But the hollow-fibre kidney use in the last three patients required merely normal arterial venous pressure gradients. During an average heaemofiltration period of four hours 1000-2300 ml of plasma water were obtained. Pulmonary congestion improved in all patients; in five the arterial pressure returned to normal. Spontaneous diuresis was resumed in three. The clinical course was not influenced by haemofiltration in three instances. The advantages of haemofiltration are: reliable control of volume withdrawal, immediate effectiveness, technical simplicity, and absence of side effects.


Feb 13, 2015·Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research : JSLHR·Mara R Kapsner-SmithIngo R Titze

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