[Acid-base disturbances in heart failure].


Disturbance in acid-base balance is commonly observed in patients with heart failure. The most common disturbance is metabolic alkalosis combined with hypokalemia, as a result of the excessive use of loop diuretics. Occasionary, hypoxia due to pulmonary edema stimulates ventilation, resulting in respiratory alkalosis. When pulmonary edema develops, carbon… (More)


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