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Can heart failure cause renal failure?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

Heart failure can cause decreased blood flow to the kidneys, causing decreased renal function.
Renal failure can also exacerbate heart failure by increasing blood pressure and decreasing salt elimation, resulting in intravascular volume overload, resulting in increased pressure in the chambers of the left side of the heart.

In brief: Yes

Heart failure can cause decreased blood flow to the kidneys, causing decreased renal function.
Renal failure can also exacerbate heart failure by increasing blood pressure and decreasing salt elimation, resulting in intravascular volume overload, resulting in increased pressure in the chambers of the left side of the heart.
Dr. Michael Zevitz
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Renal Failure in CHF

Absolutely! the kidneys are totally dependent on blood flowing through them to get oxygen and the nutrients they need to do their work.
In addition, blood has to be pumped to the kidneys for them to do their work. If the heart (pump) fails, things do not go well all over the body including the kidneys.

In brief: Renal Failure in CHF

Absolutely! the kidneys are totally dependent on blood flowing through them to get oxygen and the nutrients they need to do their work.
In addition, blood has to be pumped to the kidneys for them to do their work. If the heart (pump) fails, things do not go well all over the body including the kidneys.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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