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What is ultrafiltration?

Ultrafiltration is an alternative way of treating acutely fluid overloaded patients. It involves removing blood and filtering out excess fluids before returning the blood to the patient.

A clinical study designed by researchers compared the safety and efficacy of diuretic drugs with that of ultrafiltration. The trial was called the RAPID-CHF study, which stands for Relief for Acutely Fluid Overloaded Patients with Decompensated Congestive Heart Failure.

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