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Diuretic effect of phosphodiesterase inhibitors depends on baseline renal function in patients with congestive heart failure.

Authors
  • Kanda, M
  • Yasuda, S
  • Goto, Y
  • Sumida, H
  • Baba, T
  • Noguchi, T
  • Nonogi, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American Journal of Cardiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Apr 15, 1999
Volume
83
Issue
8
Identifiers
PMID: 10215299
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We examined the diuretic effects of phosphodiesterase inhibitors in heart failure patients with and without renal failure. We found that, despite the improvement in central hemodynamics, phosphodiesterase inhibitors do not necessarily facilitate diuresis in heart failure in patients with concomitant renal failure.

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