Diuretics for Congenital Heart Defects
Why It Is Used
In children who have Reference congenital heart defects Opens New Window, diuretics often are given to treat symptoms of Reference heart failure Opens New Window. Diuretics allow the heart to function more efficiently, which helps improve breathing difficulty and swelling.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology