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Novel Diuretic Strategies for the Treatment of Heart Failure in Japan.
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PMID:  25008484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Fluid management is of paramount importance in the treatment strategy of heart failure (HF), but the therapeutic efficacy of loop diuretic-based treatment for HF patients is limited by insufficient response and adverse effects. Clinical data establishing the efficacy and safety of tolvaptan, a selective oral vasopressin V2 receptor antagonist that induces aquaresis, have recently been accumulated over 3 years of daily clinical experience in Japan. Intravenous infusion of carperitide, a synthetic α-human atrial natriuretic peptide, has also been widely used as acute-phase therapy for acute decompensated HF in Japan. Combination therapy using loop diuretics, tolvaptan, and carperitide with differing and complementary mechanisms of action may maximize therapeutic activity, to minimize the dosage of loop diuretics and thereby reduce the adverse effects not only for volume removal but also for the stability of cardiorenal hemodynamics.
Authors:
Kaoru Dohi; Masaaki Ito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1347-4820     ISO Abbreviation:  Circ. J.     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101137683     Medline TA:  Circ J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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