RUBEN F. LEWIN, M.D.; GERALD DORROS, M.D.; JAMES F. KING, M.D.
To the editor: We read with interest the article by Schneider and associates (1). In our own study, aortic valvuloplasty was successfully done in 24 consecutive patients. Fourteen patients (group 1), had significant hyponatremia (less than 5% from basal value). The hyponatremia was unexplained by other causes (1), except in one case with significant prevalvuloplasty diuresis (2).
Group 1 was compared to the remaining ten patients (group 2) in whom no significant hyponatremia occurred. Recorded values included serum sodium and potassium before and 6 hours after the procedure, strict fluid input and output before and after the procedure, and concomitant
LEWIN RF, DORROS G, KING JF. Hyponatremia After Percutaneous Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty. Ann Intern Med. ;107:256. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-256_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(2):256.
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