Ultrafiltration device shown safe, effective and reduces hospital stay for heart failure patients

LAS VEGAS, NV. -- Sept. 22, 2003 -- Data presented as a poster at this year's Heart Failure Society of America meeting in Las Vegas, NV, showed that ultrafiltration using CHF Solutions' System 100 Fluid Removal System is a safe and effective means to remove large volumes of excess fluid in patients with heart failure, and also reduces hospital length of stay by almost two days when compared to the national average of patients receiving conventional diuretic treatment. Data also demonstrated that System 100 ultrafiltration treatment lead to improved B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels and other overall health benefits that were substantial enough to improve patients' heart failure ranking on the New York Heart Association's (NYHA) classification scale (the medical community's gold standard for measuring level of heart failure).

The observational study was conducted by Midwest Heart Specialists, one of the largest private cardiology practices in Illinois, who observed 25 heart failure patients receiving ultrafiltration with the System 100 in order to assess the effectiveness of the device on fluid-overload. Dr. Mitchell T. Saltzberg and Dr. Maria Rosa Costanzo led the study at four Midwest Heart affiliated hospital sites; Good Samaritan Hospital, Edwards Hospital, Central DuPage Hospital, and Elmhurst Memorial Hospital.

"Conventional diuretic treatments have been frustrating to doctors due to unpredictable results and treatment times," said Dr. Maria Rosa Costanzo, a Heart Failure Specialist at Midwest Heart Specialists. "The System 100 provides doctors the confidence and ability to remove a specific fluid amount within a set timeframe, thus providing the patient more immediate and complete relief as well as improving the overall standard of hospital cardiac care."

Many health conditions such as kidney failure, post-surgical overload and metabolic diseases such as glucose intolerance, hyperglycemia and acid maltase can cause fluid-overlo

Contact: April Grefthen
310-577-7870 x 165
FischerHealth, Inc.

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