Diuretic-Associated Hypokalemia: A Prevalent and Expensive Disease?
Diuretic drugs are widely used in heart failure and hypertension. Recent discussion has concentrated on likely importance of diuretic-associated hypokalemia (DAH) in the genesis of cardiac dysrhythmia. Less attention has recently been directed to other morbidity of DAH (1, 2). This communication addresses DAH sufficiently severe to warrant hospital admission.
KeywordsThiazide Hypokalemia Frusemide Metolazone
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