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Peritoneal Dialysis for Pulmonary Oedema After Acute Myocardial Infarction

Br Med J 1970; 3 doi: (Published 11 July 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;3:77
  1. M. P. Chopra,
  2. R. B. Gulati,
  3. R. W. Portal,
  4. Clive P. Aber


    Four patients with intractable pulmonary oedema after acute myocardial infarction were treated with peritoneal dialysis. A negative fluid balance was rapidly achieved in three patients, two of whom ultimately survived. The fourth patient, who had complete heart block at the beginning of dialysis, showed initial clinical improvement with restoration of sinus rhythm despite failure to extract fluid.