Treatment of dilutional hyponatremia in congestive heart failure.


Water restriction is a slow and difficult way to treat dilutional hyponatremia during diuretic therapy of congestive heart failure. An i.v. infusion of 400-1 400 mmol hypertonic saline combined with repeated i.v. injections of loop diuretics was used instead in 9 cases (6 patients). In 4 cases with dominating left heart failure the serum sodium… (More)


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