Which medications in the drug class Diuretics are used in the treatment of Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From the Pulmonary Artery?

Updated: Aug 10, 2020
  • Author: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM; Chief Editor: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD  more...
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Diuretics

These agents promote excretion of water and electrolytes by the kidneys. They are used to treat heart failure or hepatic, renal, or pulmonary disease when sodium and water retention has resulted in edema or ascites. These medications ease the work of breathing by decreasing the degree of pulmonary venous congestion (pulmonary edema) secondary to mitral valve insufficiency or elevated left atrial pressures resulting from diminished left ventricular compliance. Diuretics also may decrease systemic venous congestion (preload reduction) if right heart failure also has occurred.

Furosemide (Lasix)

Increases excretion of water by interfering with chloride-binding cotransport system, which, in turn, inhibits sodium and chloride reabsorption in ascending loop of Henle and distal renal tubule. Diuretic effect occurs within 10-20 min following an IV dose and peaks 1-1.5 hours later.


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