International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 7 Issue: 1

Acute Arterial Occlusion after Treatment of Heart Failure

Rosaline Laboyrie and Daniel Eefting*

Department of Surgery, Haaglanden Medical Center, The Netherlands

*Corresponding Author : D. Eefting
vascular surgeon, Department of Surgery, Haaglanden Medical Center, Lijnbaan 32, 2512 VA, The Hague, The Netherlands
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Received: December 20, 2017 Accepted: January 09, 2018 Published: January 15, 2018

Citation: Laboyrie R, Eefting D (2018) Acute Arterial Occlusion After Treatment of Heart Failure. Int J Cardiovasc Res 7:1. doi: 10.4172/2324-8602.1000338

Abstract

Arterial occlusion is a rare, serious complication in the treatment of acute decompensated heart failure with loop diuretics. A 66- year old male patient with acute decompensated heart failure was treated with loop diuretics after which occlusion of the left side of the patients’ aortic bifurcation prosthesis occurred. For acute leg ischemia a thrombectomy with a high mortality risk was performed after which perfusion of the leg increased and the clinical condition of the patient improved rapidly. Thus to improve the cardiac condition in a patient suffering from decompensated heart failure and acute arterial occlusion a multidisciplinary approach is necessary.

Keywords: Ischemia; Thrombectomy; Heart failure; Loop diuretics; Arterial occlusion

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