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Clinical Summary

Heart failure: reducing salt may not reduce hospital admission or death

Jenny Blair, MD   |   21 November 2022

Takeaway

  • Evidence to date suggests that for patients with chronic heart failure (HF), reduced dietary sodium does not improve the odds of avoiding hospital admission or death.

Why this matters

  • Because it would seem to make physiological sense for patients with HF to restrict dietary sodium, practice guidelines recommend it.
  • However,...

          

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