Fluid management in patients with chronic heart failure

Pellicori, P. , Kaur, K. and Clark, A. L. (2015) Fluid management in patients with chronic heart failure. Cardiac Failure Review, 1(2), pp. 90-95. (doi:10.15420/cfr.2015.1.2.90) (PMID:28785439) (PMCID:PMC5490880)

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Abstract

Congestion, or fluid overload, is a classic clinical feature of patients presenting with heart failure patients, and its presence is associated with adverse outcome. However, congestion is not always clinically evident, and more objective measures of congestion than simple clinical examination may be helpful. Although diuretics are the mainstay of treatment for congestion, no randomised trials have shown the effects of diuretics on mortality in chronic heart failure patients. Furthermore, appropriate titration of diuretics in this population is unclear. Research is required to determine whether a robust method of detecting – and then treating – subclinical congestion improves outcomes.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pellicori, Dr Pierpaolo
Authors: Pellicori, P., Kaur, K., and Clark, A. L.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre
Journal Name:Cardiac Failure Review
Publisher:Radcliffe Cardiology
ISSN:2057-7540
ISSN (Online):2057-7540

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