How does hyponatremia affect the mortality rates of patients with cirrhosis?

Updated: Jun 17, 2019
  • Author: Eric E Simon, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Similarly, cirrhotic patients with persistent ascites and a low serum sodium level awaiting transplant have a high mortality risk despite low severity (MELD) scores (see the MELD Score calculator). The independent predictors—ascites and hyponatremia—are findings indicative of hemodynamic decompensation. [9, 10]

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