Successful Conversion From Thiazide to Tolvaptan in a Patient With Stage D Heart Failure and Chronic Kidney Disease Before Heart Transplantation
2013 (English)In: International Heart Journal, ISSN 1349-2365, Vol. 54, no 1, 48-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often complicated with advanced heart failure because of not only renal congestion and decreased renal perfusion but also prolonged use of diuretics at higher doses, which sometimes results in hyponatremia. Preoperative CKD is known to be associated with poor prognosis after heart transplantation (HTx). We experienced a stage D heart failure patient with CKD and hyponatremia who was switched from trichlormethiazide to tolvaptan. His hyponatremia was normalized, and his renal function was improved after conversion to tolvaptan. In patients with stage D heart failure, it may be useful to administer tolvaptan with a concomitant reduction in the dose of diuretics in order to preserve renal function and avoid hyponatremia before HTx.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
International Heart Journal Association , 2013. Vol. 54, no 1, 48-50 p.
Hyponatremia; Diuretics; Renal dysfunction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-111189ISI: 000324451900010PubMedID: 23428925OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-111189DiVA: diva2:754503