DAVID CITRON, M.D.; BERNARD BERCU, M.D.; RICHARD LEMMER, M.D.; EDWARD MASSIE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Recent literature concerning the treatment of congestive heart failure has emphasized dietary salt restriction and the frequent use of mercurial diuretics.1, 2 In fact, the statement has been made that in severe heart failure mercurial diuretics may be of more importance than digitalis.3 That these measures hasten the removal of edema fluid and are essential for the proper management of many patients with chronic heart failure has been incontrovertibly demonstrated. Patients with anasarca who are treated according to the regimen advocated by Gold and his associates1 not uncommonly lose 20 to 25 pounds of weight during the first week of
CITRON D, BERCU B, LEMMER R, MASSIE E. CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE AND HYPONATREMIA: UNTOWARD EFFECTS OF MERCURIAL DIURESIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;34:872–880. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-4-872
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(4):872-880.
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