MEYER FRIEDENSON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Diuretics have by now won a definite place in the management of chronic congestive heart failure, and innumerable patients have been treated with different substances for years without apparent deleterious effects.
Miller and Feldman1 have shown how urea can be advantageously used over long periods of time. One of our patients6 consumed over 300 pounds in six years. Other substances, especially the ammonium and the potassium salts, have also been employed for many years, chiefly as adjuvants to the mercurials.
Instances are becoming more and more common in which hundreds of injections have been given to individual patients over periods
FRIEDENSON M. THE PROLONGED USE OF MERCURIAL DIURETICS IN HEART FAILURE; REPORT OF A PATIENT WHO RECEIVED 627 INJECTIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;20:306–310. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-2-306
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(2):306-310.
Cardiology, Heart Failure.
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