There is promising new treatment for heart failure. Diuretic drugs are the standard treatment to relieve fluid buildup, but they act slowly, tax the kidneys and aren't always effective. The new treatment—ultrafiltration—removes blood, filters excess fluid and returns the filtered blood to the body.

Advantages: Faster fluid removal, shorter hospital stays, fewer repeat admissions and less stress on the kidneys.

Best candidates: Patients with substantial fluid buildup and those who have become resistant to diuretics.

For more information, contact CHF Solutions, 866-709 -4030,

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