Inpatients pushed into heart failure by excess IV fluids

Hospital inpatients are developing acute decompensated heart failure because of overuse of IV fluids or because their diuretics are stopped, Victorian clinicians have found. One in a hundred inpatients develop acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) during their stay and a third of cases are iatrogenic, a four month study of 7678 patients on medical, surgical ...

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