Peritoneal dialysis in patients with refractory congestive heart failure


  • Raymond AZAR Service de Néphrologie Dialyse, Centre hospitalier 130 ave L Herbeaux 59385 Dunkerque (France)
  • Arielle Desitter CH Dunkerque
  • Marion Guillou CH Dunkerque
  • Justine Schricke CH Dunkerque
  • Manon Geeraert CH Dunkerque



Peritoneal dialysis, cardiac failure


Chronic heart failure is a growing problem. Despite progress in its management, many patients become refractory to therapies including diuretic resistance, major congestion, and worsening renal function. The only alternative to get rid of excess water and sodium is ultrafiltration, which can be achieved via hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis (PD). The majority of studies have shown multiple benefits of PD as an improvement in functional class, a reduction in hospitalization leading to increased quality of life, and even a reduction in mortality. Being a home dialysis technique, it is more favorably accepted by patients. It remains necessary to confirm these potential positive outcomes and to identify patients who would benefit the most from this treatment in the era of new therapies available to date.


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How to Cite

AZAR R, Desitter A, Guillou M, Schricke J, Geeraert M. Peritoneal dialysis in patients with refractory congestive heart failure. Bull Dial Domic [Internet]. 2022 Apr. 6 [cited 2023 Mar. 28];5(1):13-21. Available from: