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The role of V2 vasopressin antagonists in hyponatremia.
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PMID:  11476730     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hyponatremia is a frequent electrolyte disorder. It is often found in congestive cardiac failure, liver cirrhosis, plasma volume contraction and in SiADH. In these disorders hyponatremia is caused by nonosmotic vasopressin and sustained fluid intake. This provides a rationale for V2 vasopressin receptor antagonists in the treatment of hyponatremia. There is now convincing evidence from different animal models of congestive cardiac failure that peptide and non-peptide V2 vasopressin antagonists effectively increase renal water diuresis and plasma sodium concentration. In addition, several of the experimental studies also showed an improvement of hemodynamic changes of cardiac failure in response to V2 antagonists. Data in patients indicated that oral non-peptide V2-antagonists correct hyponatremia and may improve hemodynamic derangements in cardiac failure. In addition, experimental and clinical studies of V2 antagonists have been undertaken in liver cirrhosis and SiADH. In those studies hyponatremia was improved or corrected, too. Taken together, V2 vasopressin antagonists promise to become therapeutic agents in hyponatremic disorders.
C Palm; D Reimann; P Gross
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular research     Volume:  51     ISSN:  0008-6363     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc. Res.     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-07-30     Completed Date:  2001-10-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0077427     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc Res     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Universitätsklinikum C.G. Carus, Dresden, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Failure / drug therapy
Hyponatremia / drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Inappropriate ADH Syndrome / drug therapy
Liver Cirrhosis / drug therapy
Receptors, Vasopressin / antagonists & inhibitors*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Receptors, Vasopressin

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