Application of torsemide to two dogs with congestive heart failure

Hyung Jin Park, Dong Hyun Lee, Jae Hun Kim, Kyoung Won Seo, Kun Ho Song

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Abstract

An 11-year-old castrated male Maltese weighing 3.6 kg and a 12-year-old intact female Shih-tzu weighing 6.5 kg were admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of Chungnam National University with decompensatory congestive heart failure. Diuretic resistance was suspected due to long term diuretic therapy with furosemide. However, the patients improved after the furosemide treatment was changed to torsemide, demonstrating the benefits of application of torsemide to treat diuretic resistance caused by long term use of furosemide. These findings suggest that torsemide should be applied for treatment of diuretic resistance caused by long term use of furosemide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-126
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diuretic resistance
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Torsemide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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