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      Effect of Frusemide on Hematocrit and Plasma Osmolality Changes Following Angiocardiography in Children

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Osmolality, Urinary excretion, Angiocardiography, Contrast medium, Frusemide, Hematocrit

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          69 children aged from shortly after birth to 12 years were investigated to assess the effect of frusemide on the changes in hematocrit and serum osmolality produced by an angiocardiographic contrast medium during cardiac investigation. Frusemide significantly accelerated the return to control values of these two parameters and led to enhanced urinary excretion of the contrast medium. The effect was already noticeable 10 min after contrast medium injection, but because ofindividual variation it should be monitored by repeated hematocrit estimations.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1973
          1973
          29 October 2008
          : 58
          : 5
          : 298-305
          Affiliations
          Department of Paediatric Cardiology, Westminster Hospital, London
          Article
          169645 Cardiology 1973;58:298–305
          10.1159/000169645
          4792098
          © 1973 S. Karger AG, Basel

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