The following is a summary of Hesham, O. & Guglin, M. Community acquired versus hospital acquired hyponatremia in acute heart failure: Association with clinical characteristics and outcomes. International Journal of Cardiology. [2016; 225:247-249], which was developed independently of the article authors.
With a prevalence of 19-25%, hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality in patients hospitalized with heart failure.
Community acquired hyponatremia is associated with worse intermediate-term outcomes than hospital acquired hyponatremia in patients with heart failure.
With a prevalence of …