Unloading therapy by intravenous diuretic in chronic heart failure: a double-edged weapon?

@article{Vecchis2010UnloadingTB,
  title={Unloading therapy by intravenous diuretic in chronic heart failure: a double-edged weapon?},
  author={Renato De Vecchis and Antonio Ciccarelli and Armando Pucciarelli},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 8},
  pages={571-4}
}
A well established part of therapeutic approaches applying to cases of chronic heart failure (CHF) with extreme fluid retention is represented by intensive intravenous (i.v.) therapy with loop diuretics. This kind of therapy, if appropriately modulated according to the individual clinical picture and biohumoral pattern, is able to decrease the abnormally high ventricular filling pressures, thereby relieving the breathlessness while being able to retrieve a suitable urine output, so as to… CONTINUE READING
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