Saturday, December 22, 2012

Diuretics in Congestive Heart Failure

Hello everyone!
I read this really cool thing I would love to share it with you guys :D

Did you know?
Before diuretics were available, rotating tourniquets were use to diminish venous return by ligating the lower extremities.
Less venous return, decreased preload. This obviously lead to pooling of blood in legs.
This procedure was effective because it diminished the intravascular volume that would otherwise accumulate in the lungs.

Amazing, ain't it?

We have diuretics now! ^__^
Diuretics decrease preload and increase ventricular efficiency by reducing circulating volume, remove peripheral edema and pulmonary congestion =D

That's all!


(Another blog post from me.. Yep, I survived 21st December, 2012)

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