Optimizing heart failure treatment as it relates to diuretics


Darcy Adin, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), expresses her interest in researching how diuretics can impact heart failure treatment

In an interview with Darcy Adin, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology), she explains her interest in seeing how to best use diuretic drugs in conjunction with other treatments of canine heart failure. One specific area of interest for her is the electrolyte abnormalities that can occur when treating dogs with diurectics for congestive heart failure.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Darcy Adin, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology): The other area that I'm very interested in as well is how do we optimize the treatment of heart failure as it relates to diuretics. We mentioned trying to make sure that we optimize the RAAS [renin‐angiotensin‐aldosterone system] modulating medications as sort of long-term players to hopefully get us better outcomes with heart failure. But we know that dogs in congestive heart failure, they need diuretics. But how much diurectic, how should we give it best, and what should we do if dogs are not responding very well, is an area of interest for me as well.

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