RONALD A. DRAUR, M.D.
To the editor: Since only three cases of congestive heart failure suspected to be related to Brescia-Cimino fistulas (1) have been reported previously (2, 3), I wish to add three more to that group.
Cardiac outputs were measured by the direct Fick method, by using pulmonary arterial blood and aortic or peripheral arterial samples for the calculation (Table 1). Patients 1 and 2 were being dialyzed twice weekly at the time of study, and Patient 3 had not required dialysis for about 11 months. Patients 1 and 2 had stable body weights and hematocrit values, whereas Patient 3 had had
DRAUR RA. Heart Failure and Dialysis Fistulas. Ann Intern Med. ;79:765. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-5-765_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(5):765.
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