[Evidence-based practice of fluid restriction in patients with heart failure].

@article{Tai2009EvidencebasedPO,
  title={[Evidence-based practice of fluid restriction in patients with heart failure].},
  author={Mei-Kuei Tai},
  journal={Hu li za zhi The journal of nursing},
  year={2009},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={23-9}
}
  • Mei-Kuei Tai
  • Published 2009 in Hu li za zhi The journal of nursing
Heart failure (HF) is prevalent in the aging population. Both pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies are employed in HF and have yielded significant improvements in survival and quality of life. Body fluid must be maintained at a level sufficient to ensure hemodynamic stability and adequate tissue perfusion, which may decrease neurohormonal activation caused by low cardiac output in patients with HF. However, shortness of breath and peripheral edema caused by fluid overload remain… CONTINUE READING

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