Decreased effective blood volume in edematous disorders: what does this mean?

@article{Schrier2007DecreasedEB,
  title={Decreased effective blood volume in edematous disorders: what does this mean?},
  author={Robert Schrier},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={2028-31}
}
  • Robert Schrier
  • Published 2007 in
    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology…
Edematous patients with renal sodium and water retention, particularly cardiac failure and cirrhosis, have been suggested to have a decreased "effective blood volume." This enigmatic and undefined term was coined because edematous patients were found to have increased, rather than the earlier proposed decreased, blood volumes. This article discusses the advances that have occurred in understanding the pathophysiology of edema as occurs in conditions such as cardiac failure, cirrhosis, and… CONTINUE READING
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