A Reversible Nephrotic Syndrome Associated with Congestive Heart Failure
Attention is drawn to the occurrence of the nephrotic syndrome during chronic heart failure and to its reversibility over a period of months on a regimen of digitalis, lowsalt diet, and weekly, parenterally administered, mercurial diuretics. It is therefore concluded that the nephrotic syndrome was not caused by mercurial diuretics and is not a contraindication to their use. Reference is made to the poorly understood phenomenon of proteinuria in heart failure and its possible relationship to these cases.
- © 1958 American Heart Association, Inc.