Burden of Extra Sodium Administered Through Intravenous Antibiotic Therapy in Hospitalized Patients: A Neglected Harm in Salt Restricted Cardiac Patients


Authors : Arash Eatemadi , Kianoosh homayoon , Mohammed Al Bolushi ,Reza Shahrami , Fatemeh Mir Nezhad , Iman Mohammadi

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 1 - January

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Cardiac patients due to suffering from uncontrolled hypertension or especially advanced heart failure, are sometime advised to salt restriction during hospitalization and even after discharge. A considerable portion of this fragile patients concurrently underwent intravenous antibiotic therapy on or during admission for infectious syndromes such as urinary tract infection or pneumonia. Both antibiotic vials and dissolvent solution contain various amounts of sodium which is harmful for this subset of cardiac patients, especially for long term course. This brief review highlighted the importance of considering sodium content of various antibiotics vials and dissolvent fluids.

Keywords : Cardiac Patient, Uncontrolled Hypertension, Advanced Heart Failure, Salt Restriction.

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