Flash pulmonary oedema after relief of haemodialysis graft stenosis

Mariella Vélez-Martínez, Brent D. Weinberg, Joseph D. Mishkin

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Heart failure (HF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are undoubtedly very much interrelated, especially in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who are dependent on renal replacement therapy. Haemodialysis (HD) is of particular interest in cardiovascular patients due to the creation of a haemodialysis vascular access and the haemodynamic changes associated with it. Adequate HD though is very dependent on a properly functioning vascular access. Unfortunately, these surgical vascular accesses are vulnerable to stenoses and occlusions. Percutaneous endovascular treatment of these stenoses is often performed and has been found to be safe and effective. Despite its frequent use, acute medical complications of this percutaneous procedure have not been well-documented. In this report, we describe a patient who developed flash pulmonary oedema after balloon angioplasty treatment of an arteriovenous graft (AVG) stenosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)672-676
Number of pages5
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Flash pulmonary oedema
  • Haemodialysis
  • Heart failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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