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 discharged for chronic hemodialysis in an outpatient setting. In this report we highlight the challenges of managing volume overload in patients with impaired renal function refractory to optimal medical therapy as well as the possibility of implanting LVADs in patients on hemodialysis.
Idris, Amr; Lolay, Georges; Castellanos, Ana L.; Rajagopalan, Navin; and Guglin, Maya
"Chronic Hemodialysis in a Patient with Left Ventricular Assist Device.,"
The VAD Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 14.
Available at: https://uknowledge.uky.edu/vad/vol1/iss1/14