Clinical challenge of hyponatremia in heart failure.
J Hosp Med. 2012 Apr;7 Suppl 4:S6-S10
Authors: Hauptman PJ
Hyponatremia is a significant and independent predictor of outcomes including rehospitalization and mortality in patients with both acute decompensated heart failure (HF) and chronic HF. Even modest degrees of hyponatremia are associated with a poorer prognosis. Treatment options include fluid restriction and the vaptan class ("aquaretics") in select patients. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2012; 7:S6-S10. © 2012 Society of Hospital Medicine.
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