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Measurement of sodium in heart failure
  1. Gregorio Paolo Milani1,
  2. Mario Giovanni Bianchetti2,
  3. Sebastiano AG Lava3,4
  1. 1 Pediatric Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico and Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
  2. 2 Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland
  3. 3 Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Inselspital, University Children’s Hospital of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  4. 4 Department of Pediatrics, Inselspital, Universitatsspital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gregorio Paolo Milani, Pediatric Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico and Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan 20122, Italy; milani.gregoriop{at}gmail.com

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To the editor ​Hyponatraemia is common in heart failure and is a well known predictor of poor outcome. Recently, Lee H et al 1 determined sodium level in 2935 consecutive patients with acute heart failure prospectively enrolled at four tertiary hospitals in Korea and found 116 cases with persistent hyponatraemia, defined …

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  • Contributors All the authors contributed towards drafting the letter.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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