When the body is struggling with fluid overload, simplified ultrafiltration with the Aquadex SmartFlow® System can be a life-changing alternative to diuretics and other, more complicated renal replacement technologies.
Simplified ultrafiltration using the Aquadex System is a clinically proven therapy for treating fluid overload. Aquadex removes excess fluid, mainly water and salt, from your body and assists in restoring proper fluid balance (euvolemia). Studies on simplified ultrafiltration using the Aquadex System have shown that the therapy:
The Aquadex System is a medical technology comprised of a console, a blood circuit set, and a catheter. A clinician prescription is required to receive Aquadex therapy.
Therapy may be completed at the hospital or at an outpatient center. Duration may vary from up to 8 hours during an outpatient visit to several days during a hospital admission. You may experience minor discomfort from the catheter.
Simplified ultrafiltration therapy has given me peace of mind and comfort through these challenging times. It has allowed my father to quickly regain the life activities that he so cherishes.
Daughter of an Aquadex patient
I couldn't believe it when I saw all that water coming out of the machine. Did I spring a leak or what? Now, I'll be able to enjoy my life. If no one believes in miracles anymore, that is too bad. That machine saved my life.
Rosalind Black, Aquadex patient
 Robert A. Watson, et al. Ten Year Experience With Ultrafiltration For The Management of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure, Journal of Cardiac Failure, Volume 26, Issue 10, Supplement, 2020, Page S56, ISSN 1071-9164, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cardfail.2020.09.165.  Wobbe, B., Wagner, J., Szabó, D.K. et al. Ultrafiltration is better than diuretic therapy for volume-overloaded acute heart failure patients: a meta-analysis. Heart Fail Rev (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10741-020-10057-7.