The need for a central venous catheter has limited the widespread use of ultrafiltration in daily clinical practice for the treatment of acute heart failure (AHF) with overt fluid overload. The Authors evaluated the feasibility of a new ultrafiltration device, the CHIARA (Congestive Heart Impairment Advanced Removal Approach) system, that utilizes a single-lumen cannula (17G, multi-hole) inserted in a peripheral vein of the arm.
The study demonstrated that the CHIARA system satisfies clinical applicability and efficacy criteria in the treatment of AHF, in terms of adequate fluid removal through a single peripheral venous access.
- Morpurgo M, Pasqualini M, Brunazzi MC, Vianello G, Valle R, Roncon L, Fiorini F, Aspromonte N, Barbiero M, Goldoni M, Marenzi G. A multicenter feasibility study on ultrafiltration via a single peripheral venous access in acute heart failure with overt fluid overload. Int J Cardiol 2017 May 2. pii: S0167-5273(16)33118-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2017.04.088. [Epub ahead of print] Go to PubMed