Chronic Hemodialysis in a Patient with Left Ventricular Assist Device

Amr Idris, Georges Lolay, Ana L. Castellanos, Navin Rajagopalan & Maya Guglin
Renal dysfunction in the setting of heart failure is a common medical problem. This dysfunction can range from reversible ischemic changes to renal failure requiring renal replacement therapy. Patients who are candidates for mechanical circulatory support with left ventricular assistant device (LVAD) pose unique challenge with respect to receiving dialysis. We present a 47 year old patient who required renal replacement therapy peri-implantation of LVAD for management of acute on chronic kidney disease, and was...
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