Edematous states: an overview.

  title={Edematous states: an overview.},
  author={Thomas E. Andreoli},
  journal={Kidney international. Supplement},
What I have tried to describe in these brief introductory statements are the key elements stimulating renal sodium retention mediated by arterial underfilling, as illustrated by the volume repletion reaction (Fig. 3). They may be summarized by saying that edematous states characterized by underfilling-most notably systolic pump failure-represent, in fact, suicidal arterial filling. This point of view is illustrated in Figure 8. Essentially, as shown in Figure 8, the original reduction in… CONTINUE READING