ABBOTT A. NEWMAN, M.D.; HAROLD J. STEWART, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The introduction of the mercurial diuretics has been one of the great advances in the treatment of heart failure in recent years. This, coupled with the demonstration of safe rapid therapeutic digitalization and the adequate maintenance use of digitalis has prolonged the productive activity of patients with heart disease and has increased their life span. For many years restriction of salt and fluid intake has been accepted as a beneficial practice in the treatment of cardiac failure. The importance of the limitation of salt in controlling edema was again emphasized by Schroeder1 in 1941. Proger, Ginsberg and Magendantz2 in 1942
NEWMAN AA, STEWART HJ. EXPERIENCE WITH THE SCHEMM REGIMEN IN THE TREATMENT OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:916–939. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-5-916
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(5):916-939.
Cardiology, Heart Failure.
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