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Experience with Three Brescia–Cimino Shunts

Br Med J 1968; 3 doi: (Published 28 September 1968) Cite this as: Br Med J 1968;3:781
  1. R. McMillan,
  2. D. B. Evans


    Bresica–Cimino shunts inserted to facilitate intermittent dialysis may markedly increase the circulatory load on the heart. Three patients in whom there was evidence of overload are described. Thorough investigation of the cardiac output should be made in patients with fistulae of this kind, which should be closed as soon as practicable after transplantation.