Tag Archives: Heart failure

Why Doctors Are Sick of Their Profession

August 29, 2014 11:16 AM American physicians are increasingly unhappy with their once-vaunted profession, and that malaise is bad for their patients By SANDEEP JAUHAR All too often these days, I find myself fidgeting by the doorway to my exam room, trying to conclude an office visit with one of my patients. When I look […]

hyponatremia

_ _ _ Hyponatremia is decrease in serum Na concentration < 136 mEq/L caused by an excess of water relative to solute. Common causes include diuretic use, diarrhea, heart failure, and renal disease. Clinical manifestations are primarily neurologic (due to an osmotic shift of water into brain cells causing edema), especially in acute hyponatremia, and […]