Fresenius Medical Care Sees US Plans for Kidney Disease as Positive
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Many dialysis patients are fluid overloaded or hypervolemic, which can lead to hypertension1, left ventricular hypertrophy2, and congestive heart failure3. Cardiovascular strain can be a consequence of interdialytic weight gain, chronic fluid overload and inappropriate fluid removal during hemodialysis4,5. Fluid overload is associated with hemodynamic instability and higher cardiovascular morbidity6,7. As such, fluid management and the achievement of a normal hydration status or euvolemia is important.
Accurate, real-time fluid management with Crit-Line® technology allows the clinician insight as to how a patient is tolerating dialysis throughout a treatment. Adjusting ultrafiltration rates and maximizing the amount of fluid removal, while minimizing the potential for hypovolemic and intradialytic symptoms, is critical to a more effective dialysis treatment. Crit-Line technology allows the clinician to do just that. The clinician has the ability to visualize treatments in real-time and to understand how the patient is tolerating their treatment.
Crit-Line technology is a cost-effective method to continuously monitor key blood parameters during therapy allowing the clinician to determine appropriate intervention, if needed, during treatment.
Watch our video on monitoring blood volume using Crit-Line Technology.
FLUID MANAGEMENT EDUCATION
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