Criteria for frusemide reduction or withdrawal

Published: 8 May 2017
Author(s): Oscar M.P. Jolobe
Issue: May 2017
Section: Letter to the Editor

The successful withdrawal of frusemide in 21 out of 190 patients with congestive symptoms attributable to systolic heart failure [1], corroborates the observation made by Oshima et al. that patients with advanced congestive heart failure (CHF) can be discharged on low-dose or no diuretics [2]. In that study, where left ventricular ejection fraction was not specified, the mean age of patients successfully discharged on low-dose (