Hypochloraemia as a predictor of developing hyponatraemia and poor outcome in acute heart failure patients.
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International journal of cardiology, ISSN: 1874-1754, Vol: 212, Page: 237-41
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Heart failure (HF) is a major public health issue currently affecting more than 23 million patients worldwide. Hyponatraemia has been shown to be a predictor of poor outcome in patients with acute and chronic HF. Therefore, we aimed at finding a marker for early detection of patients at risk for developing hyponatraemia. To this end, the present study investigated the relationship between initial serum chloride and follow-up sodium levels in acute heart failure (AHF) patients.