A patient with chronic renal failure is being evaluated for peritoneal dialysis. Which of the following comorbidities would make peritoneal dialysis the treatment of choice?

Congestive heart failure

Explanation

• Peritoneal dialysis is the treatment of choice for patients with congestive heart failure due to the cardiac stress associated with hemodialysis (rapid shifts in fluids, electrolytes and glucose).

• A history of GI disease is a contraindication to peritoneal dialysis.

• Back problems is a contraindication to peritoneal dialysis due to the weight of the dialysate in the abdomen.

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