June 1985

Long-term Therapy for Heart Failure With Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis

Author Affiliations

From the Section on Renal Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Ochsner Clinic and Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, New Orleans.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(6):1128-1129. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360060196031

• This article reports the treatment with continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis of a patient with intractable congestive heart failure secondary to an ischemic cardiomyopathy. Although the use of peritoneal dialysis to treat refractory heart failure is not new, the advent of an effective continuous peritoneal dialysis system has allowed its use over prolonged periods of time. The two-year treatment interval described herein represents the longest reported application of this technique, to the best of our knowledge.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1128-1129)