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Causes of Diuretic Resistance in a Patient with Congestive Heart Failure

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with congestive heart failure for possible causes of diuretic resistance.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Vascular Medicine

Objective:

complications

ICD-10:

I50

Description:

Diuretics are an important part of managing the fluid retention in congestive heart failure. In diuretic resistance higher and higher doses of diuretics may produce little if any increase in urine output. Identifying the cause may indicate the appropriate therapeutic response.

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