Ultrafiltration for volume control in decompensated heart failure.
Heart Fail Clin. 2008 Oct;4(4):519-34
Authors: Haas GJ, Pestritto VM, Abraham WT
Although ultrafiltration is currently reserved in most centers for the patient who has not responded to standard intravenous diuretic therapy with advanced congestion, its implementation earlier in the hospitalization may have definite advantages. This approach, however, will require further investigation with specific emphasis on safety and costs.
PMID: 18760762 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]