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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
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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