The following is a summary of Grodin, J. Prognostic role of serum chloride levels in acute decompensated heart failure. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2015; 66:6, 659-666, which was developed independently of the article authors.
Due to the negative impact on long-term mortality, measurement of serum chloride levels is important in hospitalized patients with acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF).
The results of this study demonstrate the need for better understanding of chloride hemostasis and preserving it as a potential …