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how to find the "happy medium" between heart and kidneys for 91 year old with chf, in terms of lasix, (furosemide) fluids, etc.? for my grandfather.

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Happy medium: This is one of the toughest tricks in medicine. My advice would be to try to find the weight at which your grandfather functions the best. If his weight goes 3 lbs below that, cut back on the diuretics (lasix); it it goes more than 3 lbs above that, add another tablet of Lasix (furosemide) for 3-4 days.

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