Successful treatment of hyponatremia with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in patients with congestive heart failure.

@article{Elisaf1995SuccessfulTO,
  title={Successful treatment of hyponatremia with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in patients with congestive heart failure.},
  author={Moses S Elisaf and Jane Theodorou and Chrysoula K Pappas and Konstantinos C Siamopoulos},
  journal={Cardiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={
          477-80
        }
}
Hyponatremia commonly complicates the clinical course of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and seems to be an ominous prognostic factor. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors improve the symptomatology of CHF patients. Moreover, it has been reported that these drugs can raise serum sodium in hyponatremic patients. The aim of this prospective work was to study the mechanisms involved in the correction of hyponatremia in 6 patients aged 52-69 years with CHF and hyponatremia… CONTINUE READING