The Distribution of Body Fluids in Congestive Heart Failure
III. Exchanges in Patients during Diuresis
The balance technic was applied in six studies of patients with congestive heart failure during the diuresis of their edema fluid. From the data so obtained changes in the extra- and intracellular phases of the body fluids were calculated, as well as transfers of sodium and potassium between the several phases and between the body and external environment. The results indicate that abnormalities of intracellular fluid exist in this condition.
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