Published: 25 June 2015
Author(s): Manuel Méndez-Bailón, Raquel Barba-Martín, Jose María de Miguel-Yanes, Antonio Zapatero-Gaviria, Beatriz Calvo-Porqueras, Mariam Farid-Zahran Osuna, Carla Nuñez-Fernández, Nuria Muñoz-Rivas, Susana Plaza Canteli, Javier Marco-Martínez

Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte disorder seen in clinical practice. Numerous studies have reported increased inhospital mortality associated to this condition, which is also an independent predictor of comorbidity in patients admitted with heart failure (HF). The objective of this study is to assess the incidence, average length of stay, associated comorbidities, readmissions and mortality caused by hyponatremia in admissions for acute heart failure from the Spanish national minimum basic data set (MBDS).


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