CAVH


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CAVH

abbreviation for continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration.

CAVH

Continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration, see there.

CAVH

Abbreviation for continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration.

hemofiltration

(he?mo-fil-tra'shun)
An ultrafiltration technique to remove excess metabolic products from the blood. The technical aspects are similar to those of hemodialysis in that the blood flows from the patient to the hemofilter and is then returned.

CAUTION!

Depending on the type of filter membrane used, essential materials may be removed from the blood. It is important to replace the excess crystalloids removed.

continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration

Abbreviation: CAVH
Continuous renal replacement therapy.

continuous venovenous hemofiltration

Continuous renal replacement therapy.