Glucagon in congestive heart failure.

Nineteen patients with congestive heart failure were given a continuous infusion of glucagon 3 to 5 mg/hour. Those with acute processes improved, while only 1 of 12 with chronic CHF benefited. Urine output increased 495 m1/24 hours, BUN rose 4.9 mg percent, serum glucose increased 22.1 mg percent, and serum potassium decreased 0.35 mEq/liter. No induced… CONTINUE READING