Acetazolamide therapy for hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis in pediatric patients with heart disease.

BACKGROUND Pediatric patients with heart disease are often treated with high doses of diuretics, which can lead to hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis. There are no data in children regarding the efficacy and safety of acetazolamide to treat hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis. METHODS Patients from January 2004 to June 2005 who received acetazolamide were… CONTINUE READING