Hyponatremia and mortality: moving beyond associations.

  title={Hyponatremia and mortality: moving beyond associations.},
  author={Ewout J Hoorn and Robert Zietse},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={62 1},
Acute hyponatremia can cause death if cerebral edema is not treated promptly. Conversely, if chronic hyponatremia is corrected too rapidly, osmotic demyelination may ensue, which also potentially is lethal. However, these severe complications of hyponatremia are relatively uncommon and often preventable. More commonly, hyponatremia predicts mortality in patients with advanced heart failure or liver cirrhosis. In these conditions, it generally is assumed that hyponatremia reflects the severity… CONTINUE READING


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