Elevated intra-abdominal pressure in acute decompensated heart failure: a potential contributor to worsening renal function?

Abstract

OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine whether changes in intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) with aggressive diuretic or vasodilator therapy are associated with improvement in renal function in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF). BACKGROUND Elevated IAP (>or=8 mm Hg) is associated with intra-abdominal organ dysfunction. There is potential for ascites… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2007.09.043

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