volume 71, issue 3, PA3-A11 1993
DOI: 10.1016/0002-9149(93)90238-8
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Abstract: The pathophysiologic cycle that links myocardial failure with the appearance of congestive heart failure is not fully understood. It is clear, however, that an activation of several neurohormonal systems and the interplay between kidneys, adrenal glands, and heart contribute to abnormal sodium and water homeostasis. Aldosterone, the body's most potent mineralocorticoid hormone, contributes to intravascular and extravascular volume expansion, and thus to the appearance of symptomatic failure. Antialdosterone th…

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