PHILIP H. ROSS, M.D.; SIDNEY GRAU, M.D.
The value of mercurial diuretics in the treatment of congestive heart failure is well known. Instances of remarkable response to this medication have been occasionally reported. We recently observed such a case, in which massive diuresis followed the use of mercuhydrin. In our patient the use of this drug produced a greater diuretic response than any heretofore reported in the American literature.
A 46 year old Negress was admitted to Michael Reese Hospital on August 5, 1947, with symptoms and signs of right heart failure, manifested chiefly by massive anasarca and moderate ascites. Her present illness dated from
ROSS PH, GRAU S. MASSIVE RESPONSE TO A MERCURIAL DIURETIC IN A CASE OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;32:335–338. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-32-2-335
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;32(2):335-338.
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