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What do I need to know about heart disease and diuretics?

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Sometimes, diuretics -- also called water pills -- are used to treat heart disease. They help your body get rid of unneeded water and salt through urine. That makes it easier for your heart to pump and to control blood pressure.

From: Heart Disease and Diuretics WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

HeartHealthyWomen.org: "Diuretics in Heart Failure."

MayoClinic.com: "Diuretics."

Texas Heart Institute: "Diuretics."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

SOURCES:

HeartHealthyWomen.org: "Diuretics in Heart Failure."

MayoClinic.com: "Diuretics."

Texas Heart Institute: "Diuretics."

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 02, 2019

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