High-output cardiac failure related to hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula

J Ark Med Soc. 2000 Feb;96(9):340-1.


Among the multiple etiologies for congestive heart failure in patients with end-stage renal disease, the contribution of hemodialysis fistulas to the myocardial work load is often overlooked. We recently cared for a patient with high-output cardiac failure from an arteriovenous fistula and review the features and pathophysiology of this condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Arteriovenous Fistula / complications*
  • Arteriovenous Fistula / physiopathology
  • Echocardiography
  • Heart Failure / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications
  • Male
  • Middle Aged