TITLE

Should We Restrict Sodium Intake in Compensated Heart Failure?

AUTHOR(S)
Corlan, Ileana
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
Maedica - a Journal of Clinical Medicine;2008, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p139
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the significance of sodium intake of patients with compensated heart failure. One of the main dietary recommendations in patients with congestive heart failure is sodium intake restriction, based on the well known kidney inability to excrete excess sodium in untreated heart failure patients. Data, however, suggest that in patients with compensated heart failure treated with beta- blockers and inhibitors of the rennin- angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS), volume expansion produces hemodynamic, neuroendocrine and renal responses similar to that of controls, in which another study demonstrated a decrease in vascular resistance, increase in cardiac performance and suppression of vasoconstrictive hormones, with high sodium intake.
ACCESSION #
35404540

 

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