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Male, 75 waiting for stent to begin dialysis -has 20% heart function (chf?) what are odds of CHF improving w/dialysis & intro of heart meds?

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Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Odds are not good

75 year olds with severe CHF usually do not do well on in center dialysis as large amounts of fluid removal every dialysis shift is difficult in setting of low BP caused by heart failure.
Peritoneal dialysis or home hemodialysis where patients do daily dialysis at home and nocturnal hemodialysis where patients have a prolonged dialysis treatment for 8 hours would be a better option.

In brief: Odds are not good

75 year olds with severe CHF usually do not do well on in center dialysis as large amounts of fluid removal every dialysis shift is difficult in setting of low BP caused by heart failure.
Peritoneal dialysis or home hemodialysis where patients do daily dialysis at home and nocturnal hemodialysis where patients have a prolonged dialysis treatment for 8 hours would be a better option.
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