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cardiorenal syndrome

LVAD for the Nephrologist-Part 1

Advanced heart failure is associated with very poor survival rates of about 10 % at one year. Treatment options include cardiac transplantation or cardiac assist devices. A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a mechanical circulatory support for…

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Under Pressure!

Renal failure occurring in the setting of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is traditionally believed to be due to renal hypoperfusion from poor “forward flow”. This mechanism has intuitive appeal, and appears to be borne out by our…

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Cardiorenal Syndrome

Any nephrology fellow running the Consult Service will rapidly realize that heart failure and renal failure often go hand in hand, earning the moniker “cardiorenal syndrome.” The thought here is that decreased forward flow from pump failure results…

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